Adrenal suppression after steroid injection

The authors conclude that adrenal function is commonly suppressed immediately following conventional short-term therapy with glucocorticoids. Adrenal function typically returns to normal in almost all patients within two weeks, but suppression can persist in up to 25 percent of patients and for several weeks or months in a small proportion of patients. Patients are vulnerable to impaired stress response and other adverse effects when their adrenal response is suppressed. Unfortunately, it is impossible to identify ahead of time which patients will be affected, as adrenal suppression cannot be predicted based on dosage, or type or duration of therapy. Therefore, the authors urge vigilant follow-up of patients after glucocorticoid therapy.

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Adrenal suppression after steroid injection

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