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Table 1 The results of endocrinological examinations for the diagnosis of SCD in 2014

From: Severe infection including disseminated herpes zoster triggered by subclinical Cushing’s disease: a case report

Basal levels of ACTH and cortisol
 ACTH (pg/mL) 128.1
 plasma cortisol (µg/dL) 11.2
 urinary cortisol (µg/day) 116.6
Screening tests
 plasma cortisol levels with 0.5 mg overnight DST (µg/dL) 5.5
 ACTH levels with 0.5 mg overnight DST (pg/mL) 99.55
 plasma cortisol levels during night time sleep (µg/dL) 13.0
Differential diagnosis of Cushing’s disease from EAS
 CRH test Not performed
 (With consideration for the risk of pituitary apoplexy)  
 plasma cortisol levels with 8 mg overnight DST (µg/dL) 7.1
 ACTH levels with 8 mg overnight DST (pg/mL) 70.19
  1. ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone, CRH corticotropin releasing hormone, DST dexamethasone suppression test, EAS ectopic adrenocorticotropic syndrome, SCD subclinical Cushing’s disease