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Babysitter was just told another kid in her care has cushing’s syndrome. Should we worry?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
It's not contagious. You are not at risk for getting it.

In brief: No
It's not contagious. You are not at risk for getting it.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
It's not a common disease.
It's not contageous. The diagnosis is very hard to make, even for an endocrinologist. I don't recommend chasing your doc for this diagnosis unless your child has symptoms. See link below to see if you should be worried. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/patient-information-cushings-syndrome-beyond-the-basics.

In brief: No
It's not a common disease.
It's not contageous. The diagnosis is very hard to make, even for an endocrinologist. I don't recommend chasing your doc for this diagnosis unless your child has symptoms. See link below to see if you should be worried. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/patient-information-cushings-syndrome-beyond-the-basics.
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
This is a problem, usually from the pituitary, in which overproduction of internal steroid causes a variety of systemic problems.
It can also present from medical steroid use. It is personal, not transmissable, so your child, or your baby sitter, cannot contract it and it cannot be spread. Do not worry!

In brief: No
This is a problem, usually from the pituitary, in which overproduction of internal steroid causes a variety of systemic problems.
It can also present from medical steroid use. It is personal, not transmissable, so your child, or your baby sitter, cannot contract it and it cannot be spread. Do not worry!
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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