Cushing disease: Pituitary adenoma producing excess adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
Cushing syndrome: Excessive glucocorticoid effects
Multiple endocrine neoplas...
The most important aspect of Cushing syndrome in the ED is recognizing the potential for addisonian (adrenal) crisis during periods of stress.
Although nonemergent, the earl...
Acute addisonian (adrenal) crisis under stress may develop with iatrogenic Cushing syndrome
Patients may have extremely labile behavior with violent behavior
Leading causes of deat...
Complications that require admission such as:
Impending addisonian (adrenal) crisis
Keep a high index of suspicion in the physiologically stressed patient by history or from body habitus and for the need to prevent against addisonian crisis
Suspect Cushing disease ...
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Gilbert R, Lim EM. The diagnosis of Cushing syndrome: An endocrine soc...
E24.0 Pituitary-dependent Cushing's disease
E24.2 Drug-induced Cushing's syndrome
E24.9 Cushing's syndrome, unspecified
E24.8 Other Cushing's syndrome
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