Chief Cushie ~MaryO~ Posted November 5, 2021 Chief Cushie Report Share Posted November 5, 2021 This article was originally published here Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2021 Jul 29;34(6):715-717. doi: 10.1080/08998280.2021.1953950. eCollection 2021. ABSTRACT Cushing’s disease (CD) is the most common cause of endogenous cortisol excess. We discuss the case of a 60-year-old woman with recurrent venous thromboembolism, refractory hypokalemia, and lumbar vertebrae compression fractures with a rapidly progressive disease course. Ectopic hypercortisolism was suspected given the patient’s age and rapid onset of disease. Investigations revealed cortisol excess from a pituitary microadenoma. This case demonstrates that CD can present with severe findings and highlights the increased risk of venous thromboembolism in hypercortisolism, especially in CD. PMID:34732999 | PMC:PMC8545141 | DOI:10.1080/08998280.2021.1953950 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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