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Br J Ophthalmol. Nov 1997; 81(11): 962–964.
PMCID: PMC1722041

Endogenous cortisol profile in patients with central serous chorioretinopathy


AIM—To study the endogenous cortisol levels in patients with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR).
METHODS—Endogenous cortisol levels in urine and plasma were determined in 30 patients with acute CSCR and compared with 30 age and sex matched controls.
RESULTS—The mean values of the 8 am plasma cortisol (29.97 µg/dl v 18.76 µg/dl), 11 pm plasma cortisol (22.03 µg/dl v 13.06 µg/dl), and 24 hour urine cortisol (11.01 mg/24 h v 7.39 mg/24 h) revealed significantly higher values in the patient group (p<0.001).
CONCLUSIONS—Increased levels of endogenous cortisol are present in patients with CSCR.

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