Two cases of Cushing's syndrome due to overuse of topical steroid in the diaper area.

  title={Two cases of Cushing's syndrome due to overuse of topical steroid in the diaper area.},
  author={Serap Semiz and Yasemin Işik Balci and S reyya Ergin and Maşallah Candemir and Aziz Polat},
  journal={Pediatric dermatology},
  volume={25 5},
Topical use of corticosteroids may cause immunosuppression and iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome via hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. We report two cases with iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome with different clinical outcomes due to abuse of same potent topical steroid clobetasol propionate. One of them died because of fatal disseminated cytomegalovirus infection. The other patient recovered completely. Physicians and parents should be informed about the adverse effects of such potent topical… CONTINUE READING
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