Acute adrenal crisis in asthmatics treated with high-dose fluticasone propionate.

@article{Todd2002AcuteAC,
  title={Acute adrenal crisis in asthmatics treated with high-dose fluticasone propionate.},
  author={Geoffrey Todd and Carlo L Acerini and Jackie Janet Buck and Nuala P. Murphy and Robert Ross-Russell and Justin T. Warner and David R. McCance},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={1207-9}
}
Four cases of asthma (one adult, three children) developing acute adrenal crisis after introduction of high-dose inhaled fluticasone proprionate are presented. The three children, aged 7-9 yrs, had been prescribed inhaled fluticasone, dosage 500-2,000 microg x day(-1) and duration 5 months-5 yrs. All presented with convulsions due to hypoglycaemia (blood glucose 1.3-1.8 mM). The fourth case was a male of 33 yrs with difficult-to-control asthma and had been taking fluticasone propionate 1,000-2… CONTINUE READING

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