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  • Cushing’s syndrome is a collection of hormonal disorders resulting from high levels of the hormone cortisol.
  • Many overweight people with hypertension or diabetes have some features of Cushing’s syndrome. Tests can be done to rule out this possibility.
  • Causes include certain tumours and glucocorticoid drug therapy for inflammatory disorders.
  • Without treatment, Cushing’s syndrome can be fatal.

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Reviewed on: 31-08-2014