Adrenal Suppression Secondary to Exogenous Glucocorticoid: Guidance for Children on Long Term Steroid Therapy

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Abstract

This document provides guidance on management and monitoring of children on long term steroids who at risk of secondary adrenal suppression.

There is limited evidence in the area of monitoring/management during the discontinuation of long term steroid therapy. This guidance is developed to ensure safe practice, as there have been reported fatalities secondary to adrenal suppression.

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