Article: Acute Illness and Death in Children With Adrenal Insufficiency

Oct 16, 2021

A recently published article from Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, the University of Manchester, and Manchester Royal Infirmary concludes that “during intercurrent illness episodes, parents reliably increased oral hydrocortisone doses but rarely administered emergency intramuscular hydrocortisone”. The study “highlights the need for improved patient/parent education and training to reduce the risk of serious consequences in a choice of usable formats including alternative strategies” and “did not identify any demographic risk factors for either AC or AD, but this requires further exploration in larger cohorts.”.

Read the full article at Frontiers in Endocrinology here.

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