What is the role of ACTH measurement in the diagnosis of McCune-Albright Syndrome?

Updated: Jan 17, 2019
  • Author: Gabriel I Uwaifo, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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The glucocorticoid secretion in infantile Cushing syndrome is independent of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH). Therefore, serum ACTH levels are generally suppressed despite elevated cortisol levels.


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