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Cushing syndrome

Disease definition

Cushing's syndrome (CS) encompasses a group of hormonal disorders caused by prolonged and high exposure levels to glucocorticoids that can be of either endogenous (adrenal cortex production) or exogenous (iatrogenic) origin.


Classification level: Group of disorders
  • Synonym(s):
    • Hyperadrenocorticism
    • Hypercortisolism
  • Prevalence: 1-9 / 100 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: E24.0  E24.1  E24.2  E24.3  E24.4  E24.8  E24.9
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0001622  C0010481
  • MeSH: D000308  D003480
  • GARD: 6224
  • MedDRA: 10011652  10020562  10020564  10020610

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