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What is Cushing syndrome?

What is Cushing syndrome?

Cushing syndrome: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cushing%27s_syndrome

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Abnormally Round Face (Definition)

Round face is a facial feature in which a person's face is about as wide as it is long, giving a roundish appearance. Other face shapes include oval, square, rectangle, triangle, heart, etc. ...Read more


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What is cushing's syndrome?

What is cushing's syndrome?

Symptom / sign mix: The familiar physical changes from excess glucocorticoids from any cause, made in the body or prescribged. Red, swollen face, hypertension, glucose intolerance, truncal obesity, fat pad on back of neck, fragile skin, likelihood to get infections, mood problems, acne, more. Contrast "cushing's disease" in which these by definition result from a pituitary adenoma making acth. ...Read more

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What is cushing's syndrome and it affect?

What is cushing's syndrome and it affect?

Hormonal...: It is hormonal problem where the body experiences changes due to too much glucocorticoids which might be elevated for different reasons like for example adrenal tumors( usually benign), medications, other hormonal issues. Symptoms can be weight gain, elevated blood sugar, fatigue, muscle weakness, moon face, among others. ...Read more

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What is cushing syndrome and its cure?

Pituitary tumor: A pituitary tumor causes classic cushings syndrome. The tumor releases acth which stimulates the adrenal gland to produce corticosteroid hormones. Cushings syndrome can come about because of steroid hormones being used to treat an underlying condition or rarely from a tumor of the adrenal gland. The cure of the syndrome depends on its cause. ...Read more

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Why there's hirsutism in cushing's syndrome?

Why there's hirsutism in cushing's syndrome?

Adrenal androgens: When the adrenals are stimulated, they make cortisol, but also androgens, like DHEA-S, which causes hirsutism in women. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is fifth disease (slapped cheek syndrome)?

What sort of disorder is fifth disease (slapped cheek syndrome)?

Slapped cheek: Erythema infectiosum is caused by parvovirus b19. Spread by respiratory droplets. Onset sudden bright erythema of cheeks (slapped cheeks). Followed by lacy rash on trunk and arms and legs. Complications rare, but can cause aplastic crisis in patients w hemolytic anemia. Few other symptoms in kids. Adults get headaches, body aches, and joint aches. ...Read more

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Age 21 male 8 am cortisol is 4.91 low whatcit represent while my face has puffiness loks like moon face is acth suppression and synachten test reqd ?

Age 21 male 8 am cortisol is 4.91 low whatcit represent while my face has puffiness loks like moon face is acth  suppression and synachten test reqd ?

CORTISOL TEST: 21M of unknown ethnicity with no past medical Hx or location notes AM Cortisol is 4.9.low whatnot represent while my face has puffiness looks like moon face is acth suppression and synacthen test required? ANS: No first you need a good history and physical exam and bring in old pictures of your face as far back as you can. Ask Dr. who ordered test what the next step should be based on his findings ...Read more

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How is the ganser syndrome diagnosed?

How is the ganser syndrome diagnosed?

Difficult/rule out: Ganser syndrome is a type of dissociative disorder in which individuals give "nonsense" answer to questiosn, seem disoriented and confused, and may describe hallucinations or delusions. The trouble is that none of these symptoms are objectively verifiable, so they are easily faked. Fortunately, the syndrome is rare. Diagnosis relies on observation and consistency of presentation.Over time. ...Read more

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Long fingers like spider and long arms is a sign of klienfelter syndrome?

Long fingers like spider and long arms is a sign of klienfelter syndrome?

Kleinfelder signs: 20 M India: Long fingers like spider and long arms is a sign of klienfelter syndrome? ANS: The definition of long fingers and arms is different across differing ethnic groups. Must be a wide range in India. I would ask an Indian Endocriologist for the definition they use. Google it and look at images to see if you match any of them. Let us know for future reference. ...Read more

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Can depression cause a cushings like syndrome with a buffalo hump and many other cushings symptoms?

Can depression cause a cushings like syndrome with a buffalo hump and many other cushings symptoms?

Not exactly: Depression does not cause cushing's syndrome. But depression is common in people with cushing's syndrome. In fact depression can be one of the symptoms of cushing's syndrome, along with buffalo hump and much more. ...Read more

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Is cushing's syndrome easy to diagnose?

Is cushing's syndrome easy to diagnose?

No, it's a tough one: Cushing's syndrome is a condition where your body makes too much cortisol (a hormone). A blood draw, 24 hour urine measurement of cortisol, midnight salivary cortisol measurement or a test called dexamathasone suppression test can be done to give you the diagnosis. Often time, you'll need multiple or all of the tests above to make an accurate diagnosis. It's one of the hardest diagnosis to make. ...Read more

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What is gilbert's syndrome & acne?

What is gilbert's syndrome & acne?

Unrelated: Maybe 4% of people have gilbert's, a mild treatment-worse-than-the-disease kink in bilirubin metabolism that's usually just a glitch on a lab report; you can confirm it (if you think it's worthwhile) by going hungry for a day or two -- gilbert's folks get a little jaundiced. It's unrelated to your acne -- today all acne is treatable with prescription medications. Glad you're proactive, good luck. ...Read more

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Whats a condition called scorched skin syndrome?

Whats a condition called scorched skin syndrome?

SSSS: Also known as staphlococcal scalded skin syndrome (ssss), which is cause by a toxin released by a staphlococcal infection. It can be very serious and very painful. The toxin can cause the skin to necrose and peel off. ...Read more

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Is miller syndrome the same as miller fisher syndrome ?

Is miller syndrome the same as miller fisher syndrome ?

No: Miller Syndrome is a rare condition affecting the face and arms- here is a link with more information http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/miller-syndrome Miller-Fisher syndrome is causes poor muscle coordination and paralysis of the eye muscles - here is a link for MFS http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/miller_fisher/miller_fisher.htm ...Read more

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Help docs, is goldenhar syndrome alike to down syndrome?

Help docs, is goldenhar syndrome alike to down syndrome?

No: Down's Syndrome is caused by a translocation of the 21st chromosome. The cause of Goldenhar syndrome is not exactly clear. Totally unrelated syndromes. ...Read more

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What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems. ...Read more

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17-oh progesterone 33.7 nmol/l (1112.21 ng/dl). I'm 29, previously diagnosed with pcos due to ogliomenorrhea and hirsutism. Is this pcos or lo-cah?

17-oh progesterone 33.7 nmol/l (1112.21 ng/dl).  I'm 29, previously diagnosed with pcos due to ogliomenorrhea and hirsutism.  Is this pcos or lo-cah?

May be CAH: Usually when the 17-oh Progesterone levels are markedly elevated it is lo-cah though your endocrinologist or re may chose to check an acth stimulation test first. Pcos and lo-cah have essentially the same symptoms. ...Read more

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My daughter has wide spread eyes & short limbs. Turner syndrome?

My daughter has wide spread eyes & short limbs. Turner syndrome?

To vague for dx: Your listed information is too subjective and vague for a realistic comment. I doubt you have the training to measure inter-pupillary distance and plot that on the appropriate chart to confirm that the eyes are set wide.Upper and lower limb proportions are also subjective.You may be right, but neither comment is specific to Turner syndrome. ...Read more

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Moon Face (Definition)

It is a full face caused by intake of corticosteroids (cortisone) or by increased production of cortisone by the ...Read more