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Cushing's disease is the form of Cushing's syndrome that is specifically caused by a pituitary tumor that secretes the hormone ACTH

Cushing's syndrome is different from Cushing's disease

You may have heard the term "Cushing's syndrome" and wondered how it is different from Cushing's disease. Cushing's syndrome is the term used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when a person's cortisol levels are too high (hypercortisolism) for too long.

causes of Cushing's syndrome

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