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

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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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