ea0034p354 | Steroids | SFEBES2014
, Ali Muzzammil
Dexamethasone is used to reduce cerebral oedema thus relieve symptoms of raised intracranial pressure. Long-term use causes suppression of the hypothalamicpituitaryadrenal axis, which can lead to adrenal insufficiency. Undiagnosed, significant morbidity and mortality can occur from Addisonian crisis. The aim of this audit was to discover the relationship between adrenal insufficiency and long-term steroid use, in order to make recommendations for the use and withdr...