Conditions + Treatments

Cushing's Syndrome in Children

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Cushing’s syndrome—the overproduction of corticosteroids—may be caused by an overproduction of cortisol (the hormone that controls the adrenal gland) by the pituitary gland. Other causes of Cushing’s syndrome include:

  • certain lung cancers and other tumors outside the pituitary gland
  • benign (non-cancerous) or cancerous tumors on the adrenal gland(s)

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