Differentiating Metabolic syndrome from other diseases

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Furqan M M. M.B.B.S[2]


Metabolic syndrome syndrome must be differentiated from other diseases that cause hypertension, obesity, and hyperandrogenism, such as Cushing's syndrome and pseudo-Cushing's syndrome.

Differentiating Metabolic Syndrome from other Diseases

The table below summarizes the findings that differentiate pseudo-Cushing's disease from other conditions that may cause hypertension, hyperandrogenism, obesity, facial plethora, skin changes, osteoporosis, nephrolithiasis and neuropsychiatric conditions.[1][2][3][4]

Conditions Causes Associated features Diagnostic approach
Metabolic syndrome X
Cushing's syndrome
Pseudo-Cushing's syndrome


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  2. Findling JW, Raff H (2001). "Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome". Endocrinol. Metab. Clin. North Am. 30 (3): 729–47. PMID 11571938.
  3. Newell-Price J, Trainer P, Besser M, Grossman A (1998). "The diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Cushing's syndrome and pseudo-Cushing's states". Endocr. Rev. 19 (5): 647–72. doi:10.1210/edrv.19.5.0346. PMID 9793762.
  4. "How Is Metabolic Syndrome Diagnosed? - NHLBI, NIH".

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