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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 257-258

Topical-steroid-induced iatrogenic Cushing syndrome in the pediatric age group: A rare case report

Department of Paediatrics, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Manjusha Goel
G1/4 Gulmohar Colony, E-8, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.119593

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Cushing syndrome, a systemic disorder, is the result of abnormally high blood level of cortisol or other glucocorticoids. The most common cause of Cushing syndrome is prolonged exogenous administration of glucocorticoid hormones. Prolonged use of topical corticosteroids, particularly in children, may cause Cushing syndrome and suppression of the hypothalamopituitory-adrenal axis, which is less common than that of oral or parenteral route. However, iatrogenic Cushing syndrome in the infantile age group due to topical steroid is very rare and only a few patients have been reported to date in the literature. Here we report a case of iatrogenic Cushing syndrome due to topical steroid application in a 5-month-old female child admitted to the hospital for repeated episodes of fever and cough.

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