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ea0035p45 | Adrenal cortex | ECE2014

Markedly elevated glucocorticoids and their metabolites in an unusual case of Cushing's syndrome secondary to ectopic ACTH production from a thymic carcinoid

Kyriacou Angelos , Stepien Karolina , Cooksley Timothy , Keevil Brian , Issa Basil

A 51-year-old obese lady was admitted with multiple cerebral, pulmonary and intra-abdominal abscesses. She was referred to the endocrine team because of newly-diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus. The combination of apparent immunosuppression, obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypokalaemia, osteoporotic fractures and bilateral shoulder avascular necrosis (BSAN) led to a clinical diagnosis of CushingÂ’s syndrome (CS); this was biochemically confirmed as follows: non-s...