Selective increases in adrenal steroidogenic capacity during acute respiratory disease in infants.

@article{Hanukoglu1995SelectiveII,
  title={Selective increases in adrenal steroidogenic capacity during acute respiratory disease in infants.},
  author={Aharon Hanukoglu and D. Fried and I Nakash and Israel Hanukoglu},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={1995},
  volume={133 5},
  pages={
          552-6
        }
}
To examine steroidogenic responses of the different zones of the adrenal cortex to acute disease we determined the basal and adrenocorticotropin (ACTH)-stimulated levels of cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEAS) and aldosterone in 16 infants aged 1-4 months with acute bronchiolitis. Fourteen of the infants were retested after recovery. During illness the mean basal levels of cortisol and DHEAS were twice as high as the levels after recovery (370 vs 180 nmol/l and 2.7 vs 1.3 mumol/l… Expand
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