Subclinical Cushing’s Triggered Shingles, Cardiac Arrest

Subclinical Cushing’s Triggered Shingles, Cardiac Arrest

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Subclinical Cushing’s Triggered Shingles, Cardiac Arrest

The case of an elderly woman who developed shingles triggered by subclinical Cushing’s disease, and later died from sudden cardiac arrest, underscores the importance of closely monitoring immune responses in patients showing signs of that disorder. Her case was described in the study, “Severe infection including disseminated herpes zoster triggered by subclinical Cushing’s disease: a case report,” published in the journal BMC Endocrine Disorders. Cushing’s disease is caused by tumors in the brain’s pituitary gland that…

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