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CUSHING’S SYNDROME AND ADRENAL SUPPRESSION FOLLOWING TOPICAL CORTICOSTEROID USE

Shamsudden A,1 Remorino R,2

Paediatric Registrar,1 Consultant Paediatrician2

1Department of Pediatrics, Leeds general Infirmary, United Kingdom

2Department of Pediatrics, St Richards Hospital, Chichester ,United Kingdom

ABSTRACT
The extended use of topical corticosteroids, particularly in young children, may cause suppression of the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis. Here, three cases of iatrogenic adrenal suppression resulting from topical corticosteroids are presented.
KEY WORDS
Adrenal insufficiency, Corticosteroid, Iatrogenic cushing’s syndrome.

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