Symptomatic adrenal insufficiency during inhaled corticosteroid treatment.

  title={Symptomatic adrenal insufficiency during inhaled corticosteroid treatment.},
  author={Leena Patel and Jerry K.H. Wales and Mohammed S Kibirige and A. A. Massarano and Jonathan Michael Couriel and Peter E Clayton},
  journal={Archives of disease in childhood},
  volume={85 4},
Symptomatic adrenal insufficiency, presenting as hypoglycaemia or poor weight gain, may occur on withdrawal of corticosteroid treatment but has not previously been reported during inhaled corticosteroid treatment. This case series illustrates the occurrence of clinically significant adrenal insufficiency in asthmatic children while patients were on inhaled corticosteroid treatment and the unexpected modes of presentation. General practitioners and paediatricians need to be aware that this… CONTINUE READING
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