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Default Cushing syndrome

I was recently doing u world and had a doubt regarding this.

1) cushing syndrome would cause HTN hence would cause dec in PRA and aldo concentration. Which is perfect
But, in question 40091492 it said that there is an inc in aldo. Which is not the case as aldo isn't dependent on ACTH, right? also how are deoxycorticosterone and corticosterone dependent on ACTH when they are the precursors for Aldo?

2) Also in a question with Hypertension and hypokalemia the diffrential is cushing syndrom but the PRA and aldo is less.

any inputs?
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