Patricia Inácio, PhD, science writer —

Patricia holds her PhD in cell biology from the University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and has served as an author on several research projects and fellowships, as well as major grant applications for European agencies. She also served as a PhD student research assistant in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University, New York, for which she was awarded a Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD) fellowship.

Articles by Patricia Inácio

Cushing’s syndrome seen in newborn with rare genetic disorder

A newborn girl with a rare genetic disorder called McCune-Albright syndrome (MAS) developed Cushing’s syndrome, according to researchers in Turkey. While Cushing’s syndrome in the context of MAS is linked to a poor prognosis, no specific guidelines exist for diagnosing and treating these rare cases. The newborn’s condition improved following…

Exogenous Cushing’s syndrome tied to Artri King supplement: Report

A 40-year-old woman developed exogenous, or therapy-related, Cushing’s syndrome, after taking an over-the-counter supplement called Artri King that contained undisclosed glucocorticoids, a case study reports. The woman’s symptoms eased after she stopped taking the supplement, but this is the third study to report an association between products like Artri King…

Report Ties Antiviral Med to Exogenous Cushing’s

A 49-year-old woman developed exogenous, or therapy-related, Cushing’s syndrome, after being treated with the antiviral Epclusa, which is approved to treat hepatitis C virus infections, a case study reported. “To our knowledge, this is the first time that [Epclusa] has been linked to [exogenous Cushing’s],” the researchers wrote. The study,…