Cushing's syndrome

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Cushing's syndrome

[′ku̇sh·iŋz ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A complex of symptoms including facial and truncal obesity, hypertension, edema, and osteoporosis, resulting from oversecretion of adrenocortical hormones.
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Similarly to PCOS and CAH, Cushing syndrome can be an underlying cause of secondary amenorrhea and will present as hyperandrogenic hypogonadism.
The tumor can present due either to hormone production causing Cushing syndrome or Conn syndrome or to mass effect.
Evaluation of the cardiovascular risk in patients with subclinical Cushing syndrome before and after surgery.
Cushing syndrome due to ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone secretion.
The dexamethasone-suppressed corticotropin-releasing hormone stimulation (LDDST-CRH) [1] test was initially proposed to be more accurate in confirming hypercortisolism than the standard low-dose dexamethasone-suppression test (LDDST) for the diagnosis of Cushing syndrome (2).
This report describes a woman who had Cushing syndrome from the ectopic secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone by a carcinoid tumor.
in patients with confirmed Cushing syndrome (2) and type1 diabetes mellitus (4), with simultaneous measurements of UFF and urinary free cortisone (UFE) compared with UFF alone.
Cushing syndrome is produced by hypercortisolism and includes hypertension, weight gain, easy bruisability, diabetes, and centripetal obesity.
Unfortunately, their systemic use is often associated with significant side effects, ranging from skin fragility to full-blown iatrogenic Cushing syndrome (1-4).
The diagnosis of Cushing syndrome remains a challenge for most general clinicians and even endocrinologists.