Adrenal suppression still occurs in kids on steroids

ADRENAL suppression is a risk for a small but significant number of children on high dose inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) for asthma, the first population-based incidence study suggests.

The Canadian study found presenting signs and symptoms of adrenal suppression were often non-specific and a third presented with growth failure alone.

The researchers obtained reports from a network of 2500 paediatricians over two years, yielding a total of 46 confirmed cases of adrenal suppression – including six cases of adrenal

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