Invasive fungal infections in endogenous Cushing's syndrome

  title={Invasive fungal infections in endogenous Cushing's syndrome},
  author={Rafael Selbach Scheffel and Jos{\'e} Miguel Dora and Let{\'i}cia Schwerz Weinert and Val{\'e}rio Rodrigues Aquino and Ana L. L. M. Maia and Luis Henrique Santos Canani and Luciano Z Goldani},
  booktitle={Infectious disease reports},
Cushing's syndrome is a condition characterized by elevated cortisol levels that can result from either augmented endogenous production or exogenous administration of corticosteroids. The predisposition to fungal infections among patients with hypercortisolemia has been noted since Cushing's original description of the disease. We describe here a patient with endogenous Cushing's syndrome secondary to an adrenocortical carcinoma, who developed concomitant disseminated cryptococcosis and… CONTINUE READING