ea0091wd11 | Workshop D: Disorders of the adrenal gland | SFEEU2023
, Abraham Prakash
Identifying the cause of hypercortisolism is vital in ensuring the correct treatment plan for a patient. I present the case of a patient in whom the desmopressin test, as an adjunct to the CRH test, proved helpful in determining the cause. A 27 year old man who initially presented with weight gain, abdominal striae and sweating was admitted with low mood, anxiety and suicidal ideation. Tests showed elevated 24 hour urinary cortisol (highest 1446 nmol/24 hours), random cortisol...