The nurse is performing her routine physical assessment on a patient with Cushing's syndrome. Which of the following assessment findings is the nurse most likely to discover?

Adipose deposits in the face and back

Explanation

• Cushing's syndrome is the result of prolonged exposure to high levels of cortisol

• Patient's often have adipose deposits on the face (moonface), trunk, and upper back (buffalo hump)

• Hypoglycemia, hyperkalemia, and hypotension are associated with Addison's disease

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