CUSHINGS DISEASE FINAL

CUSHINGS DISEASE FINAL - inhibiting drugs. If Cushing's...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/15/10 CUSHINGS DISEASE DENISH BHARUCHA NAVI SINGH MOHAMMAD MEHUL PATEL SAMIR SAMPAT
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5/15/10 WHAT IS CUSHING DISEASE? Ø Cushing’s syndrome is a hormonal disorder. Ø Sometimes called hypercortisolism. Ø Cushing’s syndrome is relatively rare and most commonly affects adults aged 20 to 50. Ø People who are obese and have type 2 diabetes.
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5/15/10 TREATMENTS Ø Treatment depends on the specific reason for excess cortisol. Ø It may include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or the use of cortisol-
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Unformatted text preview: inhibiting drugs. If Cushing's syndrome is due to an adrenal tumor, then treatment may involve removal of the adrenal gland that contains the tumor. 5/15/10 TREATMENTS If both adrenal glands need to be removed, you will need to take corticosteroid replacement medications for the rest of your life. Patients not suitable for or unwillingly to undergo surgery, several drugs have been found to inhibit cortisol synthesis, (e.g. ketoconazole, metyrapone)...
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This note was uploaded on 05/14/2010 for the course BIO 102 taught by Professor Brey during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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