Suppression of medical conditions by Cushing's syndrome

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6993.1537b (Published 10 June 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1537
  1. David Walmsley,
  2. John S Bevan
  1. Senior registrar Consultant physician Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen AB9 2ZB

    EDITOR,—Alan Steuer and colleagues describe the unusual occurrence of a medical condition (sarcoidosis) that was suppressible by steroids and presented shortly after surgical treatment of Cushing's syndrome.1 The corollary of this—namely, that a pre-existing medical condition may be suppressed by the onset of Cushing's syndrome, reflecting the increased output of corticosteroids—is also true and may help diagnosis.

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