Cushing's syndrome changes the skin's appearance. Cortisol weakens blood vessels, causing them to break easily and the skin to bruise more frequently. Purple-pink stretch marks are also common, primarily on the stomach, breasts, buttocks, and thigh. Dark spots and patchy skin may also appear and recur, especially around the face. Skin aberrations such as cuts, bites, bruises, and scarring will take longer to heal.
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