Glucocorticoid Use Tied to Complications in Exogenous Cushing’s Patient

Glucocorticoid Use Tied to Complications in Exogenous Cushing’s Patient

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Glucocorticoid Use Tied to Complications in Exogenous Cushing’s Patient

A man with exogenous, or therapy-related, Cushing’s syndrome, caused by long-term glucocorticoid use for Crohn’s disease, developed adrenal insufficiency after going into septic shock, a case study reported. This case highlights the dangers of adrenal insufficiency in patients on long-term glucocorticoid therapy during severe illness, and the need for quick diagnosis and subsequent treatment. The report, “Adrenal Insufficiency Secondary to Septic Shock in a Male Patient with Iatrogenic Cushing’s Syndrome: 2 sides of the Same…

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