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ea0034p354 | Steroids | SFEBES2014

Dexamethasone-related adrenal insufficiency in patients with solid brain tumours

Currie Helen , Ali Muzzammil

Dexamethasone is used to reduce cerebral oedema thus relieve symptoms of raised intracranial pressure. Long-term use causes suppression of the hypothalamic┬ľpituitary┬ľadrenal 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...