Cushing's syndrome
Cushing's syndrome, often called hypercortisolism, is caused by high levels of cortisol or by high levels of cortisol-like medicines. The major symptoms are listed below:
         Full-blown Cushing's syndrome is rare. Milder cases, called subclinical Cushing's syndrome (SCCS), are common.
Miss M.G.
In 2000 I wrote an article for a medical journal suggesting that infections could cause subclinical Cushing's syndrome. The article was entitled The Mysterious afflictions of Miss M.G., and it can be read by clicking on Miss_MGThe pictures below show the unfortunate Miss M.G.
More information on Cushing's syndrome
Table 7.1 in The Potbelly Syndrome (p. 72) shows the striking similarities between Cushing's syndrome, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. Chapter 14 covers Cushing's syndrome.
The U.S. National Institutes of Health. The NIH has information about Cushing's Syndrome at:
Cushing's Support and Research Foundation, Inc.
65 East India Row 22B
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
617–723–3824 or 617–723–3674
Louise L. Pace, Founder and President
Pituitary Network Association
P.O. Box 1958
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358
Phone: 805–499–9973
Fax: 805–480–0633
Wikipedia. I refer to Wikipedia frequently, but I never trust it completely. The Wikipedia article on Cushing's syndrome is at⁄wiki⁄Cushing's_syndrome.
Cushing's Understanding Support & Help Organization
P.O. Box 452
Florence, AL. 35631-0452⁄
Shibli-Rahhal A, Van Beek M, Schlechte JA. Cushing's syndrome. Clin Dermatol. 2006 Jul-Aug;24(4):260-5. Review.
Terzolo M, Reimondo G, Bovio S, Angeli A. Subclinical Cushing's syndrome. Pituitary. 2004;7(4):217-23. Review.

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