Adrenal Hyperfunction - Cushing Syndrome

Adrenal hyperfunction (Cushing syndrome) causes adrenal tissue to secrete excess cortisol and is manifested by a constellation of symptoms, including central obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, easy bruisability, abdominal striae, and myopathy. The signs and symptoms of high cortisol are common and nonspecific, making the diagnosis challenging.

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Content Review: 
December 2017

Last Update: October 2019