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ea0021p86 | Clinical practice/governance and case reports | SFEBES2009

Cushing's syndrome: a rare cause of hypertension in pregnancy

Venu Maya , Stanley Katherine , Burgess Neil , Swords Francesca

A 34-year-old primi gravida, 11 weeks into pregnancy, presented with hypertension (blood pressure 170/110 mmHg) proteinuria and hypokalaemia. She gave a 6-week history of tiredness, weight gain, and easy bruising. On examination, there was marked facial puffiness, non pitting oedema, thin skin with multiple bruises, marked proximal myopathy and no pigmented striae. Pregnancy associated CushingÂ’s was suspected.Investigations: Hypokalaemia (K+</s...