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CUSHING SYNDROME-CAUSES

Endocrinology

CUSHING SYNDROME-CAUSES

1. Iatrogenic cortisol administration
2. ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma (Cushing disease)
3. Ectopic ACTH-secreting tumor: bronchogenic, pancreatic, or thymic CA (age > 60yr: SCLS more common)
4. Bilateral adrenal hyperplasia
5. Adrenal tumors


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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