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MaryO

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  1. Etomidate Found Effective in Severe Cushing’s Syndrome

    In April 2017, the patient arrived at the emergency room with sepsis — a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection — that originated in the gut.

    Because ketoconazole had failed to lower cortisol levels, the patient started receiving infused etomidate, an inhibitor of the enzyme 11‐beta‐hydroxylase that prevents cortisol synthesis.

    This treatment was stopped one day before the bilateral removal of the adrenal glands as a definitive treatment for the elevated production of cortisol.

    Read more at https://cushieblog.com/2018/05/18/etomidate-found-effective-in-severe-cushings-syndrome/

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