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ea0019p228 | Pituitary | SFEBES2009

Severe acute psychosis precipitated by replacement dose hydrocortisone in newly diagnosed panhypopituitarism

Mada S , Palmer C C , Mhando Y , Rao P , Erukulapati R , Nag S

Introduction: Psychiatric disturbance is a recognised complication of glucocorticoid therapy. Patients on a daily dose of 40 mg of prednisolone or its equivalent are at risk of developing steroid psychosis. Psychotic reactions with replacement doses of glucocorticoid are uncommon. We describe a patient with newly diagnosed hypopituitarism who developed severe steroid induced psychosis with low dose hydrocortisone.Case report: A 72-year-old lady presented...