How Do Doctors Treat Cushing Syndrome?

Treatment of Cushing syndrome depends on the cause. For causes related to exogenous exposure to glucocorticoids, a member of your child’s care team might change the dose and/or how often your child takes this medication.

For tumors of the pituitary gland, adrenal glands, or ectopic tumors, surgery is the first option for treatment. In some cases, your child might also need radiation or medications to lower the amount of cortisol the body makes.

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