Cushing's syndrome

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  • noun

Synonyms for Cushing's syndrome

a glandular disorder caused by excessive cortisol

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I've probably missed a lot because I failed to screen people, not recognizing that they had cushingoid features.
skin thinning and Cushingoid appearance) are often of great concern to RA patients, more debilitating serious toxicities, such as vertebral fractures and cataracts, may be initially unrecognized or asymptomatic.
Dermatoiogical changes can occur with steroid therapy, including a redistribution of subcutaneous fat causing the cushingoid appearance of central obesity, hump back, and moon face.
Physical examination revealed a slightly cushingoid appearance and the patient was incontinent of urine.
Possible complications include fluid and electrolyte imbalance, muscle weakness and a loss of muscle mass, tendon rupture, osteoporosis, vertebral fractures, aseptic necrosis of the humeral and femoral heads, peptic ulcer, impaired wound healing, a cushingoid state, adrenocortical insufficiency, cataracts, and decreased carbohydrate tolerance.
In this case report we present a 64-year-old woman with a history of poorly controlled hypertension who subsequently developed Cushingoid features, hirsutism, hypokalemia, hypercortisolemia, increased serum testosterone levels, and diabetes mellitus.
They become cushingoid, they gain weight, and often there's acne or stretch marks.
This may allow the avoidance of the side effects of steroid therapy including infection, diabetes, hypertension, acne, striae, Cushingoid face, osteopenia, osteoporosis, avascular necrosis, and psychiatric changes.
Cushingoid signs and symptoms include moon face, fat pads, a buffalo hump, acne, hirsutism, weight gain, psychic disturbances, peptic ulcers, and headache.
Systemic GC therapy, however, presents a high rate of side effects and complications, such as transient Cushingoid features, onset of diabetes, depression, infections, hypertension, osteoporosis, increased body weight, peptic ulcer, and hirsutism.
That's enough prednisone to make every one of these patients cushingoid.
Furthermore, physical appearance, most notably cushingoid features, obesity, acne, and hair loss may exacerbate negative self-appraisal, thereby contributing to social withdrawal.