Aggressive Form of Cushing’s Disease Masks as Ectopic Cushing’s Syndrome

Aggressive Form of Cushing’s Disease Masks as Ectopic Cushing’s Syndrome

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Aggressive Form of Cushing’s Disease Masks as Ectopic Cushing’s Syndrome

A 62-year-old man with an aggressive form of Cushing’s disease had his diagnosis delayed because his symptoms initially resembled those of ectopic Cushing’s syndrome, according to a recent case report. Researchers said the case serves as an important reminder that “suspicion should be maintained” for a pituitary source for high cortisol levels even when symptoms suggest an ectopic source. “Although extremely high levels of cortisol and ACTH [adrenocorticotropic hormone] are associated with ectopic Cushing’s syndrome,…

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