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Cushing’s Disease and Syndrome

  • Thomas W. J. Lennard
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Abstract

Cushing’s is characterized by increased levels of circulating glucocorticoids. There are two types:

Keywords

Adrenal Gland Adrenocortical Carcinoma Adrenal Adenoma Ectopic ACTH Secretion Urinary Free Cortisol Excretion 
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Further Reading

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  5. Stratakis CA, Boikas SA. Genetics of adrenal tumours associated with Cushing’s Syndrome: a new classification for bilateral adrenocortical hyperplasias. Nat Clin Pract Endocrinol Metab. 2007;3(11):748–57.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryRoyal Victoria InfirmaryNewcastle Upon TyneUK

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