Keywords: Cushing Syndrome (PubMed Search)
The most common cause of Cushing syndrome is the use of exogenous glucocorticoids, and it is rarer to have a problem with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.
These patients can present with:
For the emergency department we need to be worried about those on chronic steroids that can not increase their native steroid production in a time of stress which will lead them to adrenal crisis.
Pearls for those with Cushing Syndrome: