MURRAY J. FAVUS, M.D.
To the editor: In their article "Evaluation of Stimulation and Suppression Tests in the Etiological Diagnosis of Cushing's Syndrome" (Ann Intern Med 71:941-949, 1969) the authors have included some data that I hope they will clarify.
In describing the response to the high-dose dexamethasone test, the authors state that all patients but one with adrenal hyperplasia suppressed to below 50% of the base-line value. In their data in Table 1 it appears that both Patient E.B. and Patient M.T. failed to meet the criteria for suppression.
There was no mention of the normal range of adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) by their
FAVUS MJ. Tests in Cushing's Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. ;72:758–759. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-758
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):758-759.
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