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Cushing syndrome: update on testing. Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am 2015 Mar;44(1):43-50

Date

03/04/2015

Pubmed ID

25732641

DOI

10.1016/j.ecl.2014.10.005

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84953342334   20 Citations

Abstract

Endogenous hypercortisolism (Cushing syndrome) is one of the most enigmatic diseases in clinical medicine. The diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Cushing syndrome depend on proper laboratory evaluation. In this review, an update is provided on selected critical issues in the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Cushing syndrome: the use of late-night salivary cortisol in initial diagnosis and for postoperative surveillance, and the use of prolactin measurement to improve the performance of inferior petrosal sinus sampling to distinguish Cushing disease from ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) syndrome during differential diagnosis of ACTH-dependent Cushing syndrome.

Author List

Raff H

Author

Hershel Raff PhD Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Cushing Syndrome
Humans
Hydrocortisone
Prolactin
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