Cushing's syndrome

Cushing's syndrome is a collection of signs and symptoms due to prolonged exposure to glucocorticoids such as cortisol. Signs and symptoms may include high blood pressure, abdominal obesity but... Wikipedia

  • Specialty:  Endocrinology
  • Symptoms:  High blood pressure, abdominal obesity with thin arms and legs, reddish stretch marks, round face, often reddened due to facial plethora, fat lump between the shoulders, weak muscles, acne, fragile skin
  • Usual onset:  20–50 years
  • Causes:  Prolonged exposure to cortisol
  • Diagnostic method:  Requires a number of steps
  • Treatment:  Based on underlying cause
  • Frequency:  2–3 per million people per year (from 1/333,333 to 1/500,000 people)
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo