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ea0090p12 | Adrenal and Cardiovascular Endocrinology | ECE2023

HPA axis suppression in patients treated with glucocorticoids: relationship to dose, duration and likelihood of recovery

Gregori Maria , Carroll Paul , Thakali Sonu , Breen Louise , Velusamy Anand , McGowan Barbara , Kariyawasam Dulmini , Tremble Kathryn , Saqib Aaisha

Background: Tertiary adrenal insufficiency (TAI) is a complication of long-term exogenous steroid use which results in suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. The short synacthen test (SST) is used to assess HPA axis function and recovery during glucocorticoid weaning. This study examined the effect of steroid preparation, dosage and therapy duration on HPA axis suppression.Method: A retrospective analysis of 950 SSTs performed betw...