These questions are designed to be a brief active review of the previous two topics. If for some reason something doesn’t make sense or you want to go back and check something click here for a Addison’s disease and here for Cushing’s syndrome.
1. In the United States what is the primary cause of Addison’s disease?
- Autoimmune disase
- Genetic disorders
- Surgical removal of the adrenal glands
2. Which two hormones and their relative concentrations can be used to diagnose primary adrenal insufficiency?
- CRF elevated : ACTH elevated
- ACTH elevated : Cortisol elevated
- CRF elevated : ACTH low
- ACTH elevated : Cortisol low
3. Do a buffalo hump and moon face refer to Addison’s disease or Cushing’s syndrome?
4. A patient presents to your office with symptoms of Cushing’s disease. Having just completed your physician assistant exam review course you know that the best way to make the diagnosis of Cushing’s disease is by …
- Serum Cortisol
- Serum ACTH
- Dexamethasone suppression test
- 24 hour urine collection
5. A patient with Cushing’s disease will have which of the following (choose all that apply)
- pigmented striae
- proximal muscle weakness
- distal muscle weakness