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Cushing syndrome

Causes of Cushing syndrome:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Cushing syndrome. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

  • Iatrogenic- chronic corticosteroid administration
  • Pituitary ACTH excess
  • Bilateral adrenal hyperplasia
  • Adrenal tumor
  • Ectopic ACTH from nonendocrine tumors
  • more causes...»

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Cushing syndrome: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Cushing syndrome, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Cushing syndrome Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Cushing syndrome may include:

  • Tumor treatments - various treatments aim at treating the underlying tumor causing the disease:
  • Cortisol-inhibiting drugs - these may be used with tumor treatment, or sometines alone.
  • more treatments...»

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Cushing syndrome: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Cushing syndrome may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Misdiagnosis and Cushing syndrome

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Article Excerpts about Cushing syndrome

Cushing's syndrome is a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure of the body's tissues... (Source: excerpt from Cushing's Syndrome: NIDDK)

Cushing's syndrome, also called hypercortisolism, is a rare endocrine disorder... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Cushing's Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Cushing syndrome:

Cushing syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Cushing syndrome, or a subtype of Cushing syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
- (Source - National Institute of Health)

Detailed list of causes of Cushing syndrome

The list below shows some of the causes of Cushing syndrome mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Cushing syndrome?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Cushing syndrome. Of the 6 causes of Cushing syndrome that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 6 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Cushing syndrome:

The following list of conditions have 'Cushing syndrome' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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