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BOF: 105

A 30-year-old female is under investigation for excessive weight gain. She is 1.62 m tall and weighs 80 kgs. She has central obesity with abdominal striae. She is hirsute.

A dexamethasone suppression test has been performed and the results are as follows:

 

 

Cortisol levels nmol/L

Dexamethasone

Day 0 0900

990

8mgs

Day 1 0900

320

8mgs

Day 2 0900

130

 

 

The patient has:

a)      Cushing’s disease

b)      Adrenal tumour

c)      Bronchial carcinoma

d)      Simple obesity

e)      Polycystic ovarian syndrome

 

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