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What is cushing disease ?
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Disease vrs Syndrome
Cushing disease, which is hypercortisolism caused by an acth-secreting pituitary adenoma, is the most common cause of cushing syndrome, and is responsible for 60% to 70% of cases.
Cushing syndrome is mainly caused by other sources of corticosteroids like the medicines dr prescribe to treat many conditions ( prednisone, medrol, (methylprednisolone) solumedrol, (methylprednisolone) deposed rol, etc) commonly in copd, asthma, allergies.

In brief: Disease vrs Syndrome
Cushing disease, which is hypercortisolism caused by an acth-secreting pituitary adenoma, is the most common cause of cushing syndrome, and is responsible for 60% to 70% of cases.
Cushing syndrome is mainly caused by other sources of corticosteroids like the medicines dr prescribe to treat many conditions ( prednisone, medrol, (methylprednisolone) solumedrol, (methylprednisolone) deposed rol, etc) commonly in copd, asthma, allergies.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Endocrine disease
Cushings disease is excess glucocorticoids produced by the adrenal glad.
This leads to central obesity, proximal muscle weakness, fatigue, buffalo hump. The adrenal is stimulated by adrenocorticotropic hormone produced in excess by a pituitary tumor in cushings disease. Cushings syndrome is adrenal excess by other mechanisms including exogenous intake.

In brief: Endocrine disease
Cushings disease is excess glucocorticoids produced by the adrenal glad.
This leads to central obesity, proximal muscle weakness, fatigue, buffalo hump. The adrenal is stimulated by adrenocorticotropic hormone produced in excess by a pituitary tumor in cushings disease. Cushings syndrome is adrenal excess by other mechanisms including exogenous intake.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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Dr. Rami Almokayyad
Dr Azimi's answer is true for Cushing's Syndrome, Cushing's disease usually is a specific entity, when the excess cortisol production from the adrenal gland is caused from a pituitary tumor, that is producing a hormone to stimulate the adrenal glands.
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