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Adrenal suppression following intralesional corticosteroids for periocular haemangiomas.
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PMID:  21321258     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background/aims Treatment with intralesional triamcinolone/betamethasone is recommended for infantile sight-threatening periocular haemangiomas. This study investigates the endocrine and weight changes in 15 infants undergoing therapy over 12 years. Methods 15 infants, median age 19 weeks (range 10-56) receiving intra/perilesional triamcinolone/betamethasone underwent serial measurement of weight, early morning serum cortisol and adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) before and after injection. Results Cortisol fell from a median (range) of 383 (112-594) to 28 (<10-506) nmol/l (p=0.005) and ACTH from 26 (14-134) to 9 (5-20) ng/l (p=0.05) from before injection to 4 weeks after treatment. Prolonged adrenal suppression occurred in 13 out of 15 cases with time to recovery being 19.5 (4-65) weeks. Failure to gain weight appropriately was observed in 14 infants but recovered once normal adrenal function was re-established. Conclusion Prolonged adrenal suppression following triamcinolone/betamethasone injection for periocular haemangiomas is common and associated with faltering weight gain.
C Morkane; J W Gregory; P Watts; J T Warner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK.
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