Case Report Describes Rare Cushing’s Complication

Case Report Describes Rare Cushing’s Complication

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Case Report Describes Rare Cushing’s Complication

A recent report describes the case of a woman with adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)-independent Cushing’s syndrome who remained undiagnosed for two years after developing femoral avascular necrosis — a condition in which the bone tissue around the head of the thighbone dies due to lack of blood supply. Although bone avascular necrosis is rarely caused by excessive levels of cortisol, this case highlights the need to identify unusual features of Cushing’s so that treatments can start sooner,…

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