Effectiveness of chronic treatment with ketoconazole in a patient with diabetic Cushing's disease resistant to surgery

Mert M., Kocabay G.

ENDOKRYNOLOGIA POLSKA, vol.62, no.3, pp.271-274, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : ENDOKRYNOLOGIA POLSKA
  • Page Numbers: pp.271-274


Without treatment, Cushing's disease has significant morbidity and mortality. Where a surgical approach may not be feasible, or is refused by the patient, medical therapy becomes the only option. In this case report, we discuss the effects of two years of ketoconazole treatment on diabetes regulation and insulin resistance in a patient reluctant to agree to surgery. A 62 year-old female patient with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus was investigated. Cushing's disease was confirmed by the results of high urine free cortisol level and dexamethasone suppression tests.