Friday, September 12, 2008

Cushings syndrome

yesterday we came across an interesting case[and a rare one too!] where the patients only chief complaint was excessive weight gain[abt 30-40kgs!!] in just 2 yrs...on investigation it was found out that he is having Cushing"s syndrome-an endocrine disorder caused by high levels of cortisol in the blood from a variety of causes[Wikipedia].....it was the first time we have come across this case and its usually seen in people taking excessive steroids[usually for relieving pain,asthma or after a transplantation]...luckily he hadn't developed any complications till now[such as the ones shown in the pic above] and hope that he gets well soon..:)

9 comments:

ANWESA said...

i'v also read abt d disease,hope he gets well soon..

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Princess Mia said...

can u help me with how is betnesol connected to cortisol

Goli said...

it is good to read some of this things on your blog, very informative.

Veens said...

mebbe this is why I am putting on weight... I had to find a reason to blame my weighty problems on something :D :)

but on a serious note.. hope he get wells soon :)

Sahefa said...

really informative

brocasarea said...

@ anwesa...thanks for ur wishes:)

@ princess... betnosol is also a steroid but its natural unlike cortisol!...

brocasarea said...

@ goli...thanks dude:)

@ veens...lol...do ur hemogram!..:)

brocasarea said...

@ sahefa...:)