Summary: Increased levels of PROLACTIN in the BLOOD, which may be associated with AMENORRHEA and GALACTORRHEA. Relatively common etiologies include PROLACTINOMA, medication effect, KIDNEY FAILURE, granulomatous diseases of the PITUITARY GLAND, and disorders which interfere with the hypothalamic inhibition of prolactin release. Ectopic (non-pituitary) production of prolactin may also occur. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch36, pp77-8)

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  1. Byerly M, Suppes T, Tran Q, Baker R. Clinical implications of antipsychotic-induced hyperprolactinemia in patients with schizophrenia spectrum or bipolar spectrum disorders: recent developments and current perspectives. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2007;27:639-61 pubmed
    b>Hyperprolactinemia is increasingly studied as a frequent and potentially important consequence of antipsychotic medication treatment...
  2. Stalldecker G, Mallea Gil M, Guitelman M, Alfieri A, Ballarino M, Boero L, et al. Effects of cabergoline on pregnancy and embryo-fetal development: retrospective study on 103 pregnancies and a review of the literature. Pituitary. 2010;13:345-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Observational, retrospective and multicenter study on 103 pregnancies in 90 women with hyperprolactinemia. All patients were under CAB at conception. Serum prolactin at baseline was between 30 and 1921 ng/ml...
  3. Wu L, Huang E, Tao P. Coadministration of dextromethorphan during pregnancy and throughout lactation prevents morphine-induced hyperprolactinemia in female rats. Fertil Steril. 2010;93:1686-94 pubmed publisher
    To investigate whether coadministration of dextromethorphan (DM) could suppress morphine-induced hyperprolactinemia in female rats during pregnancy and throughout lactation. Controlled prospective study. University research laboratory...
  4. Beda Maluga K, Pisarek H, Komorowski J, Pawlikowski M, Swiętosławski J, Winczyk K. The detection of macroprolactin by precipitation and ultrafiltration methods. Endokrynol Pol. 2011;62:529-36 pubmed
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the occurrence of MaPRL in hyperprolactinaemic patients and to compare the results obtained by precipitation and ultrafiltration...
  5. Calarge C, Ellingrod V, Acion L, Miller D, Moline J, Tansey M, et al. Variants of the dopamine D2 receptor gene and risperidone-induced hyperprolactinemia in children and adolescents. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2009;19:373-82 pubmed publisher
    To investigate the association between hyperprolactinemia and variants of the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) gene in children and adolescents in long-term treatment with risperidone...
  6. Newey P, Gorvin C, Cleland S, Willberg C, Bridge M, Azharuddin M, et al. Mutant prolactin receptor and familial hyperprolactinemia. N Engl J Med. 2013;369:2012-2020 pubmed publisher
    b>Hyperprolactinemia that is not associated with gestation or the puerperium is usually due to tumors in the anterior pituitary gland and occurs occasionally in hereditary multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes...
  7. Shibli Rahhal A, Schlechte J. Hyperprolactinemia and infertility. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 2011;40:837-46 pubmed publisher
    ..Clinically significant tumor enlargement during pregnancy is uncommon and dependent on tumor size and prepregnancy treatment. ..
  8. Dos Santos Nunes V, El Dib R, Boguszewski C, Nogueira C. Cabergoline versus bromocriptine in the treatment of hyperprolactinemia: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials and meta-analysis. Pituitary. 2011;14:259-65 pubmed publisher
    Cabergoline and bromocriptine are the most used drugs in the treatment of hyperprolactinemia, they are able to normalize the prolactin levels, restore gonadal function and promote tumor reduction in the majority of patients...
  9. Sousa G, Oliveira R, Pereira M, Parana R, Sousa Atta M, Atta A. Autoimmunity in hepatitis C virus carriers: involvement of ferritin and prolactin. Autoimmun Rev. 2011;10:210-3 pubmed publisher
    ..Ferritin and prolactin levels were determined by chemiluminescent immunoassays. Hyperprolactinemia was found in 10 (six men and four women) out of 99 (10.1%) hepatitis C patients. Thirty-eight out of 99 (38...

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  1. Hattori N, Ishihara T, Saiki Y, Shimatsu A. Macroprolactinaemia in patients with hyperprolactinaemia: composition of macroprolactin and stability during long-term follow-up. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2010;73:792-7 pubmed publisher
    ..This study showed that higher PEG-precipitable PRL ratio in macroprolactinaemic sera might preferentially indicate the presence of anti-PRL autoantibodies and that macroprolactinaemia might be a long-lasting condition. ..
  2. Skopek M, Manoj P. Hyperprolactinaemia during treatment with paliperidone. Australas Psychiatry. 2010;18:261-3 pubmed publisher
    ..Detailed education should accompany the monitoring process and include discussion of the risks of associated adverse effects of antipsychotic medications versus the benefit of significant symptom relief. ..
  3. Saranac L, Zivanovic S, Radovanovic Z, Kostic G, Markovic I, Miljkovic P. Hyperprolactinemia: different clinical expression in childhood. Horm Res Paediatr. 2010;73:187-92 pubmed publisher
    b>Hyperprolactinemia is the most common disturbance in pituitary gland secretion. Functional diversity of prolactin action is responsible for different initial clinical expressions of hyperprolactinemia.
  4. Wang M, Mou C, Jiang M, Han L, Fan S, Huan C, et al. The characteristics of acromegalic patients with hyperprolactinemia and the differences in patients with merely GH-secreting adenomas: clinical analysis of 279 cases. Eur J Endocrinol. 2012;166:797-802 pubmed publisher
    ..aim of this study is to evaluate clinical data from a large cohort of acromegalic patients with and without hyperprolactinemia. Between January 2002 and June 2010, a set of data on 279 acromegalic patients undergoing transsphenoidal ..
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    ..Comprehensive analysis of macroprolactin confirmed its composition as an IgG molecule or fragment with a PRL molecule. The occurrence of macroprolactin does not appear to be associated with autoimmunity. ..
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    ..3% vs. 2.5%; p = 0.0004). In conclusion, we found that cabergoline and bromocriptine showed no differences in IVF outcomes and pregnancy results in patients with AIH. ..
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    ..5 months. Patients with small prolactinomas can safely consider pituitary surgery in a specialized centre with good chance of long-term remission as an alternative to long-term DA therapy...
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    ..The major aetiology of macroprolactin in our subjects was complexes of prolactin-IgG comprising mainly anti-prolactin autoantibodies, and other minor complex prolactin species. ..
  10. Orbach H, Zandman Goddard G, Boaz M, Agmon Levin N, Amital H, Szekanecz Z, et al. Prolactin and autoimmunity: hyperprolactinemia correlates with serositis and anemia in SLE patients. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2012;42:189-98 pubmed publisher
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    ..A total of 183 infertile women with hyperprolactinemia undergoing intrauterine insemination (IUI) were randomly divided into two groups...
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  16. Rossi A, Teixeira Gomes R, de Jesus Simões M, Dos Santos Simões R, Oliveira P, Soares J, et al. Effects of metoclopramide-induced hyperprolactinemia on the prolactin receptor of murine endometrium. Fertil Steril. 2010;93:1643-9 pubmed publisher
    To evaluate the effects of metoclopramide-induced hyperprolactinemia on the prolactin receptor of murine endometrium.
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    ..05). The data indirectly imply that prolactin may play a role in the pathogenesis of antiphospholipid syndrome, especially antiphospholipid syndrome-related reproductive failure. ..
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    There is limited evidence for the management of sexual dysfunction and/or hyperprolactinemia resulting from use of antipsychotics in patients with schizophrenia and spectrum...
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    Few data exist on sex- and age-specific incidence and prevalence of idiopathic hyperprolactinemia and prolactinomas. Our objective was to assess incidence and prevalence of dopamine agonist-treated hyperprolactinemia by age and sex...
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    ..6 and 0.8-78.4, P=0.04 and P<0.0001 respectively). Cabergoline at doses sufficient to suppress hyperprolactinaemia for a period of 3-4 years is not associated with an increased risk of clinically significant valvular regurgitation. ..
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    ..to evaluate characteristics that discriminate prolactinoma from non-functioning pituitary macroadenoma with hyperprolactinemia. We included 117 patients with hyperprolactinemic pituitary macroadenomas...
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    ..Many macroprolactinemic patients have no pituitary adenomas and no clinical symptoms of hyperprolactinemia, it is controversial whether macroprolactinemia is a benign condition that does not need further ..
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    ..Although it often accompanies hyperprolactinemia, findings conflict concerning its clinical impact in macroprolactinemia...
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    ..that prolactin might play a role in tumorigenesis of several human cancers, but data on cancer risk in hyperprolactinemia patients are sparse. The aim of this study was to investigate cancer risk in hyperprolactinemia patients...
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    ..its transport to the pituitary gland, or its action at the level of lactotroph dopamine receptors can cause hyperprolactinemia. As described in this article, considering the complexity of prolactin regulation, many factors could cause ..
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    ..the prevalence of sexual dysfunction, evaluated by the Nagoya Sexual Function Questionnaire (NSFQ), and hyperprolactinemia in patients with schizophrenia and examine a relationship between sexual dysfunction and serum prolactin ..
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