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What is cushing's syndrome?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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