Weight Gain and Muscular Weakness in a Young Man

  • Bhaskar Rao
Part of the Contemporary Internal Medicine book series (COIM, volume 3)


A 28-year-old man consulted his physician because of rapid weight gain and considerable difficulty in climbing stairs for the past 9 months. His family had noticed that his face appeared puffy. He developed severe acne over his face and upper back and felt very lethargic.


Pituitary Adenoma Plasma Cortisol Plasma ACTH Dexamethasone Suppression Test Muscular Weakness 
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