Cushing syndrome is defined as excessive glucocorticoid exposure from exogenous (steroid medications) or endogenous sources (pituitary, adrenal, pulmonary, etc.).
Exogenous intake of ...
Weight gain: 95%
Decreased libido: 90%
Menstrual irregularity: 80%
Depression/emotional lability: 50–80%
Easy bruising: 95%
Diabetes or glucose intolerance: 90%
Drugs usually not effective for long-term treatment; used in preparation for surgery or as adjunctive after...
E24.9 Cushing’s syndrome, unspecified
E24.0 Pituitary-dependent Cushing’s disease
E24.2 Drug-induced Cushing’s syndrome
E24.8 Other Cushing’s syndrome
E24.4 Alcohol-induced pseudo-Cushing’s syn...
Cushing disease is due to excessive ACTH secretion from a pituitary tumor, resulting in corticosteroid excess.
Cushing syndrome is due to excessive corticosteroid exposure from exogenou...
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