Abstract Title:

Hypoglycemia due to adrenal suppression secondary to high-dose nebulized corticosteroid.

Abstract Source:

Pediatr Pulmonol. 2002 Jul;34(1):85-6. PMID: 12112803

Abstract Author(s):

K A Dunlop, D J Carson, M D Shields

Article Affiliation:

Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.


High-dose inhaled corticosteroids, greater than 400 mcg per day of beclomethasone dipropionate or equivalent, can cause adrenal insufficiency, but a hypoglycemic crisis has not been reported with the use of nebulized corticosteroids. We describe a 21-month-old asthmatic boy who had a hypoglycemic seizure during a proven acute adrenal crisis secondary to high-dose nebulized budesonide treatment.

Study Type : Commentary

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