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Summary of the Endocrine Society Clinical Guideline on the Treatment of Cushing’s Syndrome: Part 2

A previous issue of this newsletter covered the first line treatment options for Cushing’s disease and Cushing’s syndrome as outlined in the recently published Endocrine Society guidelines. This summary will discuss the options for treatment in cases of recurrent or persistent Cushing’s disease or in patients where surgery is not an option. Cushing’s Disease ReportedContinue Reading

“Looking” for a Tumor in Patients with Cushing’s Syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome occurs when the adrenal glands produce too much cortisol for a long time. It is most often caused by excessive production of the adrenocorticotrophin hormone (ACTH), which normally is produced by pituitary gland and controls the production of cortisol by the adrenal glands. Excessive ACTH can be made by a tumor in theContinue Reading

Ectopic Cushing’s Syndrome

Cushing’s syndrome occurs when the adrenal glands produce too much cortisol for a long time. It is a rare disease; an estimated 2-3 of every million people are affected each year. Most patients are adults aged 20 to 50. Cushing’s syndrome can result from excessive production of the adrenocorticotrophin hormone (ACTH). ACTH is a hormoneContinue Reading