Cushings Syndrome

Last updated 20.09.12

 

Index

 

Causes

-  Exogenous: long term corticosteroids

-  Endogenous

 

Cushingoid Appearance

-  Moon facies

-  Facial plethora

-  Buffalo hump

-  Supralcavilcular fat pad

-  Abdominal adiposity

-  Thin skin

-  Bruising tendency

-  Abdominal striae

 

Cushingoid Apperance

 

Metabolic

-  Osteoporosis, pathological #

-  DM Type 2

-  Oligomenorrhoea, amenorrhoea, infertility

-  Weight gain

 

Immunosuppression

-  Poor wound healing

-  Increased infections

 

Mood Disturbance

-  Depression

-  Agression

-  Emotional liability

 

Other

-  Proximal myopathy

-  HTN (sodium retention)

-  Hypertrichosis, Hirsuitism

-  Acanthosis nigricans