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cushingoid

 [koosh´ing-oid]
resembling the features, symptoms, and signs associated with Cushing's syndrome.

cush·ing·oid

(kush'ing-oyd),
Resembling the signs and symptoms of Cushing disease or syndrome: moon facies, buffalo hump obesity, striations, adiposity, hypertension, diabetes, and osteoporosis, usually due to exposure to high doses of exogenous corticosteroids on a long-term basis.

cushingoid

(ko͝osh′ĭng-oid′)
adj.
Resembling the signs and symptoms of Cushing syndrome.

cushingoid

[koo͡sh′ingoid]
Etymology: Harvey W. Cushing, American surgeon, 1869-1939; Gk, eidos, form
having the habitus and facies characteristic of Cushing's disease: fat pads on the upper back and face, ruddy complexion, striae on trunk, thin legs, and excess facial hair.

cush·ing·oid

(kush'ing-oyd)
Resembling the signs and symptoms of Cushing disease or syndrome: buffalo hump obesity, striations, adiposity, hypertension, diabetes, and osteoporosis, usually due to exogenous corticosteroids.

Cushingoid

The appearance of people taking large doses of corticosteroids or suffering from CUSHING'S SYNDROME.

cushingoid

relating to, or resembling signs and symptoms of, Cushing's disease

cush·ing·oid

(kush'ing-oyd)
Resembling the signs and symptoms of Cushing disease or syndrome: moon facies, buffalo hump obesity, striations, adiposity, hypertension, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

cushingoid

resembling Cushing's syndrome, said of signs and clinical features. See also growth hormone-responsive dermatosis.
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Physical examination revealed a Cushingoid habitus (puffy face, buffalo hump, central obesity, and paper-thin skin) and a painful erythematous swelling of the right upper limb with overlying hemorrhagic bullae.
It is worth pointing out to patients that hydrocortisone replacement is not the same as steroid treatment for conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, otherwise, patients may dread but expect the cushingoid effects with which many are often familiar.
He was always on very high doses of prednisone and had cushingoid facies.
Complications Patients Cushingoid features 16 Weight gain 15 Oral candidiasis 10 Anemia 10 Fatigue 10 Hypertension 9 Insomnia 8 Leukopenia 8 Herpetic gingivostomatitis 7 Joint pain 7 Diabetes mellitus 7 Muscle pain 6 Lower extremity edema 5 Gastrointestinal bleeding 5 Shortness of breath 4 Depression 4 Headache 3 Osteopenia 3 Tremor 3 Avascular necrosis of hip 2 Anxiety 2 Hepatits 1 Alopecia 1 Pneumonia 1
These survey findings align with the fact that use of corticosteroids, particularly the high-dose and/or long-term use that is common in the treatment of SLE, is associated with a variety of side effects including increased risk of infection, osteoporosis, osteonecrosis, accelerated atherogenesis, Cushingoid features and weight gain.
In addition, the NTI-0303 trial showed that use of XERECEPT(R) leads to statistically significant reductions in steroid-related adverse events of myopathy (muscle weakness) and Cushingoid syndrome.
Adverse effects of Orapred include the following: endocrine (including development of cushingoid state, increased requirements for insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents in diabetic patients, manifestations of latent diabetes mellitus); fluid and electrolyte disturbances (including fluid retention, hypertension); gastrointestinal (including peptic ulcer with possible perforation and hemorrhage); increased appetite; and weight gain.