This article describes the case of an older patient whose main presenting problem was depression. A constellation of clinical and biochemical features led to a search for medical causes of his low mood, which uncovered ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) secretion. Post-mortem examination showed that the source of ACTH was small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the prostate, and that the patient had died from the sequelae of profound immune suppression.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Clinical Medicine, Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2018|
- ACTH syndrome
- Clinicopathological conference
- Prostatic neoplasms
- Small cell