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ea0028p333 | Steroids | SFEBES2012

Recovery of the HPA axis after Prolonged Exogenous Steroids - Experience with Three Cases

Neary Nicola , Collins Michael , Abraham Smita , Nieman Lynnette

Exogenous glucocorticoids lead to suppression of the HPA axis via negative feedback on the hypothalamus and pituitary and may be associated with increased morbidity and mortality (Wei L. Ann Intern Med. 2004). Many patients whose steroids are no longer required for their underlying disease find withdrawal challenging. Presentations: Case 1: 68-year old male treated with steroids for hepatic graft versus host disease following a stem cell transplant for EBV-lymphoproliferative ...