Pregnancy-induced Cushing’s syndrome in recurrent pregnancies: Case report and literature review
Article first published online: 20 DEC 2011
© 2011 The Authors. ANZJOG © 2011 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Volume 52, Issue 1, pages 96–100, February 2012
How to Cite
ACHONG, N., D’EMDEN, M., FAGERMO, N. and MORTIMER, R. (2012), Pregnancy-induced Cushing’s syndrome in recurrent pregnancies: Case report and literature review. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 52: 96–100. doi: 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2011.01388.x
- Issue published online: 6 FEB 2012
- Article first published online: 20 DEC 2011
- Received 29 August 2011; accepted 27 October 2011.
- Cushing’s syndrome;
- pregnancy-induced Cushing’s syndrome
Pregnancy in women with Cushing’s syndrome (CS) is uncommon. It is associated with significant maternal and fetal complications. Pregnancy-induced Cushing’s syndrome is exceptionally rare with fewer than ten cases reported in the world literature and none in Australia or New Zealand. We describe a woman with possible recurrent pregnancy-induced CS complicating five pregnancies over a 7-year period. We discuss the changes in the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis during normal pregnancy together with the diagnosis, aetiology and management of CS in pregnancy.