4-year-old Child Successfully Treated for Rare Cushing’s Syndrome

4-year-old Child Successfully Treated for Rare Cushing’s Syndrome

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4-year-old Child Successfully Treated for Rare Cushing’s Syndrome

Only about 10% of Cushing’s syndrome patients are children. Now, a rare case of the disease has been described in a 4-year-old child. The researchers reported that Cushing’s in this young boy was controlled following surgery to remove a single, large tumor. The report, “Cushing’s Syndrome in a Child,” was published in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. Cushing’s syndrome is caused by abnormally high levels of the stress hormone cortisol. When those high cortisol…

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