hyperadrenocorticism


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hyperadrenocorticism

[′hī·pər·ə‚drē·nō′kȯrd·ə‚siz·əm]
(medicine)
Hypersecretion of adrenocortical hormones resulting in Cushing's syndrome, or virilism.
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Bonnet, "Investigation of the role of aldosterone in hypertension associated with spontaneous pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism in dogs," Journal of Small Animal Practice, vol.
--Prognosis is dependent upon the inciting cause of hyperadrenocorticism. Adrenalectomized animals require daily hormone replacement therapy (prednisone), and owners should be instructed to monitor for signs of hypoadrenocorticism.
About 15 to 20 percent of dogs with hyperadrenocorticism have tumors that develop in an adrenal gland.
Malassezia infection could be secondary to other primary disease like endocrinopathies (hypothyroidism, hyperadrenocorticism, diabetes mellitus) keratanization disorders, immunologic dysfunctions and skin neoplasias (Mauldin, 2002).
Medical treatment of canine pituitary-dependent hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's disease).
For example, hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's Disease) occurs when the dog's adrenal glands produce too much Cortisol.
Mr Page said a high point of last year was the approval of Vetoryl, a treatment for canine hyperadrenocorticism, by the US Food and Drug Administration.
The patient was monitored after glucose levels were stabilized and condition regression was not observed which agrees with Logas [25] who stated that endocrinal conditions such as hyperadrenocorticism and diabetes mellitus may be associated with otitis externa though less frequently.
Cushing's Syndrome: Hyperadrenocorticism, commonly referred to as Cushing's syndrome, is when the body produces too much Cortisol.
Causes can include diabetes mellitus, hyperthyroidism, which is an overproduction of thyroid hormone, and Cushing's syndrome (hyperadrenocorticism), an overproduction of cortisol by the adrenal gland.
These diseases include allergies (atopy, food allergy, flea allergy and contact allergy), keratinization disorders (seborrhea), bacterial skin diseases, endocrinopathies (hyperadrenocorticism, hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus (Peikes et al., 2001), metabolic diseases (zinc-responsive dermatosis and superficial necrolytic dermatitis), and cutaneous or internal neoplasia (Mason, 1996; Mauldin et al., 1997 and Scott et al., 2001) Atopic dogs have significantly greater carriage of M.