[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
January 13, 1912

ADIPOSIS PITUITARY SYNDROME OF LANNOIS WITH NARCOLEPTIC FITS, BUT WITHOUT GENITO-URINARY SYMPTOMSPRELIMINARY REPORT

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(2):106. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260010108014

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

History.  —After suffering for a year with vague malaise and headache, a sales-girl of 25 years had for four months fattened enormously, so that her weight increased from 141 to 184 pounds. After seeking advice from various sources without benefit, she consulted Dr. Dunlop, an orthopedist, for she believed that she had sciatica, because of the heavy pain in her back and the dragging weight and tenderness of her legs. Headaches of a dull and heavy type interfered with her pleasure and interest in life, and produced a marked loss of memory and absence of mind. Now and then, indeed, she would fall suddenly fast asleep, even falling over, utterly unable to resist the torpor which seized her. Sometimes in those attacks, she spoke absurdly and even sang. It was this behavior which led to the consultation with me. Vomiting was rare and there was no true vertigo. Now and

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×