Cushing Syndrome Roport

Cushing Syndrome Roport - Cushings Syndrome Description of...

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Cushing’s Syndrome Description of disorder and symptoms: Cushing's syndrome is a hormone disorder caused by high levels of cortisol in the blood. This can be caused by taking glucocorticoid drugs, or by tumors that produce cortisol or adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) or CRH [1] Cushing's syndrome is not confined to humans and is also a relatively common condition in domestic dogs and horses . Symptoms Symptoms include rapid weight gain , particularly of the trunk and face while limbs remain thin. A common sign is the growth of fat pads along the collar bone and on the back of the neck called a buffalo hump and a round face often referred to as a moon face . Other symptoms include excess sweating, dilation of capillaries causing red to purple marks on skin, acne, thinning of the skin (which causes easy bruising and dryness, particularly the hands) and other mucous membranes, , proximal muscle weakness (hips, shoulders), and facial male-pattern hair growth or baldness . It causes hair to become extremely dry and brittle. The excess cortisol
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course SCIENCE Bio 211 taught by Professor Dr.frederickduss during the Spring '11 term at Midlands Tech.

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