Management of Cushing's Syndrome

Edward M. DeSimone II, RPh, PhD, FAPhA; Paul C. Morales, PharmD; Jarek M. Vetter, PharmD


US Pharmacist 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction


Cushing's syndrome (CS) is a manifestation of symptoms that are precipitated by excessive cortisol production. CS is a rare but serious condition that can be fatal. There are several known causes of the syndrome, and treatments include surgery, radiation, and drug therapy. Diagnosing the specific origin of CS is complex and can be expensive, but diagnostic tests are essential in order to effectively manage a patient's therapy.


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