Epidemiology of Cushing's syndrome.

  title={Epidemiology of Cushing's syndrome.},
  author={Charlotte Steffensen and Ann Mosegaard Bak and Kristine Z\oylner Rubeck and Jens Otto Lunde J\orgensen},
  volume={92 Suppl 1},
Overt Cushing's syndrome is a rare disorder with an annual incidence of 2-3/million of which benign adrenal adenomas account for 0.6/million. The female:male ratio is 3:1. Preliminary data indicate a high proportion of subclinical Cushing's syndrome in certain risk populations such as patients with type 2 diabetes or osteoporosis. The clinical implications of these observations are presently unclear. Surgery remains first line treatment for overt disease and initial cure or remission is… CONTINUE READING
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