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193075 - How to Treat quiz: Cushing's disease

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This education aims to highlight the importance of early diagnosis, describes the clinical features and explores the management of Cushing’s disease.

Relevance to General Practice

Cushing’s disease is a challenging, yet important, diagnosis to make because of the increased morbidity and mortality associated with this condition. The non-specific nature of many of its clinical features, such as weight gain, hypertension and insulin resistance, make it often difficult to identify. The diagnosis is often delayed until multiple complications are present.

Learning outcomes
  • List the clinical features that would lead one to suspect a diagnosis of Cushing’s disease.
  • Discuss the risks of failure to diagnose Cushing’s disease.
  • Describe the investigations used to screen for and diagnose Cushing’s disease.
  • Explain the surgical and medical management options for Cushing’s disease and their risks and benefits.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    193075 - How to Treat quiz: Cushing's disease
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