JOHAN VON KNORRING, M.D.
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To the editor: In their article, "Remission of Cushing's Syndrome After Unilateral Adrenal Phlebography," Fellerman, Dalakos, and Streeten (1) described a patient with this remission. I wish to describe a similar case.
The patient, a 58-year-old woman, was admitted to our hospital in January 1970 for evaluation of hypertension and a cushingoid habitus. Blood pressure was consistently above normal (mean, 180/110 mm Hg, recumbent). The serum potassium was 3.5 mEq/litre; serum sodium, 146 mEq/litre; chloride, 96 mEq/litre; carbon dioxide, 27 mEq/litre. Urinary 17-hydroxycorticoids (17-OHCS) excretion per 24 hours was normal. The plasma cortisol (2) level was normal at 8 AM
KNORRING JV. Remission of Cushing's Syndrome After Phlebography. Ann Intern Med. ;76:512–513. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-3-512_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(3):512-513.
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