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Cushing's Syndrome

March 3rd, 2023


If present, Cushing's syndrome is potentially an indicator of significant steroid use in the treatment of the patient's musculoskeletal disease.
  • Signs of Cushing's Syndrome

  • Central obesity (95% of cases)
  • 'Moon' face
  • Buffalo hump (fat pad over the posterior shoulders / neck
  • Thin skin
  • Peripheral oedema
  • Striae (stretch marks)
  • Bruising
  • Proximal myopathy
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