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Recurrent ACTH-independent cushing's syndrome in multiple pregnancies.
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PMID:  23323736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract A 27-year-old woman presented with Cushing's syndrome. Typical clinical symptoms and signs developed at the beginning of each pregnancy. The latest three pregnancies all ended with natural abortion at about three months. It was the fourth time that she was pregnant. By week 18 of gestation, plasma cortisol diurnal rhythm was absent, basal urinary free cortisol was 1650 μg/24 h and ACTH levels were suppressed. The diagnosis of ACTH-independent Cushing's syndrome was established. Cushing's syndrome in the patient resolved within four weeks of abortion. But signs and symptoms of hypercortisolism recurred in the fifth pregnancy and resolved soon after abortion during the follow-up. The mechanisms by which pregnancy-induced Cushing's syndrome occurred in this patient are unclear. Aberrant responsiveness or hyperresponsiveness of adrenocortical cells to a non-ACTH and non-CRH substance produced in excess in pregnancy should be considered.
Jiao-Jun Xu; Yong-Jian Wang; Li-Zhen Shan; Wei Gu; Wen-Heng Zeng
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1473-0766     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Endocrinol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807913     Medline TA:  Gynecol Endocrinol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Endocrinology, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Medical School, Zhejiang University , Hangzhou , China.
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