Cushing syndrome


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Cushing syndrome

or Cushing's syndrome
n.
A group of symptoms, including a puffy face, fat accumulation around the torso, fat loss from legs and arms, and easy bruising, resulting from elevated levels of cortisol in the bloodstream that are caused either by excess production of the hormone ACTH, as from an adrenal or pituitary tumor, or by administration of high doses of corticosteroid hormones. Cushing syndrome caused by a pituitary tumor is called Cushing disease.

[After Harvey Williams Cushing.]
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A case of Cushing syndrome secondary to ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone producing carcinoid of the duodenum.
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As James Findling (11) once said, "if you have never missed the diagnosis of ACTH-dependent Cushing syndrome, and you have never been fooled attempting to establish its cause, you should refer your patients with suspected hypercortisolism to somebody who has" (personal communication).