Medical Website: The Diagnosis of Cushing's Syndrome

This guideline from the Endocrine Society reviews hypercortisolism, the morbidity and mortality of Cushing's syndrome, and special populations, such as epileptic patients and pregnant women.

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The Diagnosis of Cushing’s Syndrome

This guideline, which was put together by the Endocrine Society, focuses on four areas: the definition, pathophysiology, and etiology of hypercortisolism; the morbidity and mortality of Cushing’s syndrome, and the rationale for treatment; the diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome; and special populations, such as pregnant women and epileptic patients. Each section is set up with an explanation of the topic, a review of the available research, and a rationale for the recommendations made about the topic.