Cushing's syndrome: all variants, detection, and treatment.

  title={Cushing's syndrome: all variants, detection, and treatment.},
  author={Susmeeta T Sharma and Lynnette K Nieman},
  journal={Endocrinology and metabolism clinics of North America},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={379-91, viii-ix}
Diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome involves a step-wise approach and establishing the cause can be challenging. Several pathogenic mechanisms have been proposed for glucocorticoid-induced hypertension, including a functional mineralocorticoid excess state, upregulation of the renin angiotensin system, and deleterious effects of cortisol on the vasculature… CONTINUE READING