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ea0018p9 | (1) | MES2008

Challenges in the management of Cushing's syndrome in the severely ill patient

Fountain A E C , McGowan B M C , Chaudhuri O , Saha S , Field B C T , Dhillo W , Todd J F , Goldstone A P , Martin N M , Meeran K , Tan T

We present a 57-year-old female with CushingÂ’s syndrome characterised by new type 2 diabetes, hypertension, weight gain, bruising, proximal myopathy and depression. She also had poorly-healing cellulitic ulcers on both legs. Investigations: hypokalaemia and ACTH-dependent CushingÂ’s syndrome. Low dose dexamethasone suppression test: T=0 ACTH 85 ng/l, cortisol 907 nmol/l, T=48 h cortisol 807. High dose dexamethasone suppression test failed to suppr...