Test Key to Confirming Cushing’s Linked to Pregnancy, Report Suggests

Test Key to Confirming Cushing’s Linked to Pregnancy, Report Suggests

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Test Key to Confirming Cushing’s Linked to Pregnancy, Report Suggests

A stimulation test with human choriogonadotropin (hCG) — a hormone normally produced by the placenta to sustain pregnancy — should be performed very soon after a women suspected of pregnancy-induced Cushing’s syndrome gives birth, to confirm a diagnosis, a case report highlighted. The case report, “Pregnancy-induced Cushing’s syndrome with an adrenocortical adenoma overexpressing LH/hCG receptors: a case report,” was published in the journal BMC Endocrine Disorders. Cushing’s syndrome is caused by the excessive production of the…

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