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ea0002p96 | Steroids | SFE2001

Assessment of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in patients who have been on long term oral steroids

Ahmed A , Shiner R , Meeran K

We assessed whether the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is affected after withdrawal of oral steroids in patients who have been on steroids for at least ten years. Recent advances in treatment of patients with severe asthma with inhaled fluticasone propionate, and the use of steroid sparing drugs such as methotrexate has allowed the withdrawal of long term oral steroids in patients who otherwise had steroid dependant disease.We performed a 250 ...