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Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism

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Cushing Disease Presenting as Arthritis

Ketan Prasad Kulkarni1 / Inderpal Singh Kochar1

1Apollo Center for Advanced Pediatrics, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondencing Author: Dr Inderpal Singh Kochar,

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Citation Information: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism. Volume 23, Issue 6, Pages 603–605, ISSN (Online) 2191-0251, ISSN (Print) 0334-018X, DOI: 10.1515/jpem.2010.099, September 2010

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Cushing's syndrome is an endocrine disorder caused by hypercortisolism. Despite its varied clinical spectrum of presentation, Cushing's disease has not been reported to present as arthritis. Moreover, keratilysis exfolitiva has not been described in Cushing disease. We report a 12 year old male child with pituitary micro adenoma initially presenting as arthritis and developing keratilysis exfolitiva

KEY WORDS: Cushing Syndrome; Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; Pituitary microadenoma

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