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Cushing's syndrome from topical glucocorticoids.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8367969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of Cushing's syndrome is described in a woman who self-treated psoriasis with a variety of potent topical glucocorticoids over 15 years. She was successfully weaned off corticosteroids and was treated with alternative anti-psoriatic drugs. The disappearance, nine months later, of most features of Cushing's syndrome, and the normal suppression of cortisol in response to dexamethasone, excluded endogenous hypercorticolism. The apparent widespread availability across the counter of potent corticosteroids is a cause for concern.
S Teelucksingh; M Bahall; D Coomansingh; M Suite; C Bartholomew
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Indian medical journal     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0043-3144     ISO Abbreviation:  West Indian Med J     Publication Date:  1993 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-06     Completed Date:  1993-10-06     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417410     Medline TA:  West Indian Med J     Country:  JAMAICA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Port-of-Spain General Hospital, Trinidad.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Topical
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / adverse effects*
Clobetasol / adverse effects,  analogs & derivatives
Cushing Syndrome / chemically induced*
Desoximetasone / adverse effects
Nonprescription Drugs / adverse effects
Self Medication
Substance-Related Disorders
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 0/Glucocorticoids; 0/Nonprescription Drugs; 25122-41-2/Clobetasol; 382-67-2/Desoximetasone

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