The signs and symptoms of Cushing's
This table lists symptoms that people with this disease may have. For most diseases, symptoms will vary from person to person. People with the same disease may not have all the symptoms listed. This information comes from a database called the Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) . The HPO collects information on symptoms that have been described in medical resources. The HPO is updated regularly. Use the HPO ID to access more in-depth information about a symptom.
|Medical Terms||Other Names||
|80%-99% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormal subcutaneous fat
Abnormal fat tissue distribution below the skin
Round facial appearance
Round facial shape
|30%-79% of people have these symptoms|
Low blood potassium levels
Increased fracture rate
Multiple spontaneous fractures
Varying degree of multiple fractures
|5%-29% of people have these symptoms|
|Abnormality of the gastric mucosa||
Abnormality of the mucous membrane layer of stomach
High blood calcium levels
Increased calcium in blood
Elevated serum cholesterol
Elevated total cholesterol
Increased total cholesterol
Low blood sodium levels
|Increased circulating cortisol level||0003118|
Muscle tissue disease
Disturbances of consciousness
|Telangiectasia of the skin||0100585|
|Percent of people who have these symptoms is not available through HPO|
|Decreased circulating ACTH level||0002920|
|Macronodular adrenal hyperplasia||0008231|
Cognitive decline, progressive
Progressive cognitive decline
|Skeletal muscle atrophy||
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17th Adrenal Cortex Conference
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 -
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Location: Boston, MA
Description: Since 1984 the Conference on the Adrenal Cortex has provided an exciting combination of science and resources for basic and clinical scientists. The 2016 conference will continue the tradition by including renowned speakers who will cover the latest research on adrenal development, hormone signaling, steroidogenesis, adrenal insufficiency, primary aldosteronism, Cushing’s syndrome and adrenal cancer. As in previous meetings, the Keith L. Parker Memorial Lecture will be awarded to an international leader for their contributions to adrenal research.
Contact: Dr. Maria L. Dufau(301) email@example.com
International Adrenal Cortex Conference “Adrenal 2010”
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 -
Friday, June 18, 2010
Location: San Diego, California
Description: This conference provided a forum for both new and established investigators to present their most recent work, highlighting new findings relevant to adrenal physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology, genetics, and medicine. It was anticipated that these discoveries would provide a framework for further understanding of the function of the adrenal gland and its contributions to health and disease.
Contact: Maria L. Dufau, M.D., Ph.D., firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Co-funding Institute(s): National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Office of Rare Diseases Research
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