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
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FAVUS MJ. Tests in Cushing's Syndrome. Ann Intern Med. 1970;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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