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Cushing’s Disease Causes Abnormal Growth
A mother usually feels a sense of pride when she notices her child is growing. But Belinda Rivers knew something was wrong when her third-grader, Kevin, started to outgrow school-uniform pants as fast as she could buy them.

He gained 30 pounds in a year, but his appetite had not changed.“The way he was eating just didn’t justify his weight gain, and he’s so active,” she says. “I knew kids had growth spurts, but this was ridiculous.”

Her intuition turned out to be right when Kevin was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease.


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