Darlene Tad-y

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Adrenal hyperplasia

I. What every physician needs to know. Adrenal hyperplasia as a cause of Cushing’s syndrome can be considered either adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) dependent or independent. ACTH-dependent (secondary) adrenal hyperplasia is most commonly due to an ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma (Cushing’s disease) and ectopic ACTH from a non-pituitary tumor. Corticotropic releasing hormone (CRH) producing tumors can also…

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