Iatrogenic Cushing Syndrome Treatment & Management

Updated: Oct 05, 2018
  • Author: Ha Cam Thuy Nguyen, MD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Treatment

Medical Care

The treatment for exogenous Cushing syndrome is gradual withdrawal of the causative drug, with the aim of discontinuing the causative drug if possible. An individual with HPA-axis suppression cannot increase steroid production appropriately during a medical illness or other stress and should receive stress dose steroids to avoid adrenal crisis. [31]

See Glucocorticoid Therapy and Cushing Syndrome.