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Two diagnoses become one? Rare case report of anorexia nervosa and Cushing’s syndrome

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Two diagnoses become one? Rare case report of anorexia nervosa and Cushing’s syndrome
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Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, March 2013
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s40398
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Nadia Sawicka, Maria Gryczyńska, Monika Tamborska-Zedlewska, Marek Ruchala, Jerzy Sowiński

Abstract

Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis impairment in anorexia nervosa is marked by hypercortisolemia, and psychiatric disorders occur in the majority of patients with Cushing's syndrome. Here we report a patient diagnosed with anorexia nervosa who also developed Cushing's syndrome. A 26-year-old female had been treated for anorexia nervosa since she was 17 years old, and also developed depression and paranoid schizophrenia. She was admitted to the Department of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Internal Medicine with a preliminary diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome. Computed tomography revealed a 27 mm left adrenal tumor, and she underwent laparoscopic adrenalectomy. She was admitted to hospital 6 months after this procedure, at which time she did not report any eating or mood disorder. This is a rare case report of a patient with anorexia nervosa in whom Cushing's syndrome was subsequently diagnosed. Diagnostic difficulties were caused by the signs and symptoms presenting in the course of both disorders, ie, hypercortisolemia, osteoporosis, secondary amenorrhea, striae, hypokalemia, muscle weakness, and depression.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 4 24%
Researcher 2 12%
Student > Master 2 12%
Librarian 2 12%
Professor 1 6%
Other 4 24%
Unknown 2 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 41%
Arts and Humanities 2 12%
Psychology 2 12%
Neuroscience 1 6%
Chemistry 1 6%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 24%

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