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Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2010 Oct;23(4):426-8.

Ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone syndrome: a diagnostic challenge and review of the literature.

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Departments of Medical Oncology (Ya, Aitelli, Konduri) and Pathology (Dobson), Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center and Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.

Abstract

We present a case of a 60-year-old woman who initially presented with pneumonia and abdominal pain and was diagnosed with ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) syndrome secondary to small cell lung cancer. We review published literature and summarize the typical challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of ectopic ACTH syndrome. Recent research has shed new light on the mechanism of ectopic ACTH production and provided a potential new target for treatment.

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21240327
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PMC2943458
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