What steroid supplementation is required for a patient with primary adrenal insufficiency undergoing a dental procedure?


UNLABELLED Patients with primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease) lack the endogenous steroid hormones cortisol and aldosterone and require daily steroid therapy (usually hydrocortisone and fludrocortisone) to replace them. These patients are unable to adapt physiologically to stress and may need supplemental steroid therapy when having dental… (More)


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