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Table 1 Clinical characteristics

From: Imaging of serotonin transporters with [123I]FP-CIT SPECT in the human hypothalamus

  HI PI Control subjects p value
n= 6 n= 5 n= 6
Age (year) 51.0 ± 6.0 53.8 ± 6.1 49.7 ± 7.4 0.590
Male/female (n) 2/4 2/3 2/4 0.966
Body mass index, kg/(height)2 32.7 ± 10.1 29.3 ± 5.5 26.6 ± 2.0 0.333
ACTH deficiency, n (%) 6 (100) 5 (100) 0 (0)  
GH deficiency, n (%) 5 (83.3) 5 (100) 0 (0)  
TSH deficiency, n (%) 6 (100) 4 (80) 0 (0)  
LH/FSH deficiency, n (%) 6 (100) 5 (100) 0 (0)  
ADH deficiency, n (%) 2 (33.3) 0 0 (0)  
  1. HI, patients with probable hypothalamic impairment, defined as having a history of surgery in the sellar region, cranial radiotherapy, and compression of the optic chiasm; PI, subjects with pituitary insufficiency but without a history of cranial surgery, radiotherapy, or compression of the optic chiasm.