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Medication Induced Cushing’s

The first therapeutic use of glucocorticoids (i.e., steroid compounds with cortisol activity) in 1948 resulted in dramatic clinical improvement in a patient’s severe rheumatoid arthritis.  Almost immediately, however, the potential adverse effects with the development of Cushing’s syndrome became evident.  Nevertheless, given the potent anti-inflammatory effects of glucocorticoids, they still find widespread use in diseasesContinue Reading