What are the signs of excessive cortisol in children with obesity?

Updated: Feb 20, 2019
  • Author: Steven M Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF; Chief Editor: Jatinder Bhatia, MBBS, FAAP  more...
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Selective accumulation of fat in the neck, trunk, and purple striae suggest an excess of cortisol, particularly if the rate of linear growth has declined.


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