Cushing Disease Presenting as Arthritis

Kulkarni, Ketan Prasad; Kochar, Inderpal Singh
June 2010
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism;Jun2010, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p603
Academic Journal
The article presents a case study of a 12-year-old boy with pituitary micro adenoma initially presenting as arthritis and developing keratilysis exfolitiva. A diagnosis of Cushing syndrome was considered in view of hypertension, overweight and acanthosis nigricans with thrombocytosis and esinopenia. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided gamma knife radio surgery was performed. It states that the possible cause of the dermal manifestations of keratilysis exfolitiva with folliculitis in the patient is hypercortisolism.


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