Hypertension in Cushing's syndrome.

@article{Magiakou2006HypertensionIC,
  title={Hypertension in Cushing's syndrome.},
  author={Maria Alexandra Magiakou and Penelope Smyrnaki and George P. Chrousos},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={467-82}
}
Cushing's syndrome can be exogenous, resulting from the administration of glucocorticoids or adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH), or endogenous, secondary to increased secretion of cortisol or ACTH. Hypertension is one of the most distinguishing features of endogenous Cushing's syndrome, as it is present in about 80% of adult patients and in almost half of children and adolescents patients. Hypertension results from the interplay of several pathophysiological mechanisms regulating plasma volume… CONTINUE READING

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