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Absence of Cushingoid phenotype in a patient with Cushing's disease due to defective cortisone to cortisol conversion.

Abstract:

Cushing's syndrome invariably presents with a classical phenotype comprising central adiposity, prominence of dorsal, supraclavicular and temporal fat pads, bruising, abdominal striae, proximal myopathy, and hypertension. We report the case of a 20-yr-old student with pituitary-dependent Cushing's syndrome who was spared this classical phenotype because of a defect in the peripheral conversion of cortisone to cortisol. She presented to her general practitioner with secondary amenorrhea. Clini...

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10.1210/jc.87.1.57

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, RDM
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Volume:
87
Issue:
1
Pages:
57-62
Publication date:
2002-01-05
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EISSN:
1945-7197
ISSN:
0021-972X
URN:
uuid:658924c5-9a78-42c7-804f-fab480215550
Source identifiers:
482069
Local pid:
pubs:482069

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