ea0025p302 | Steroids | SFEBES2011
, Scarsbrook Andrew F
, Orme Stephen M
A 21-year-old man presented with 2 months history of weight gain, acne, hirsutism, lethargy, and muscle weakness. Examination revealed that he was cushingoid in appearance, had pustular acne and proximal myopathy. Initial 24 h urinary free cortisol was significantly raised at 5320 nmol/day (10147), with raised ACTH of 120 ng/l (<47). He failed to suppress his cortisol on the low dose dexamethasone suppression test (baseline 708 nmol/l and 48 h 706 nmol/l). Urinary an...