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European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 171, Issue 4, pp 735–736 | Cite as

Iatrogenic Cushing syndrome due to nasal steroid drops

  • Veysel Nijat BaşEmail author
  • Semra Çetinkaya
  • Zehra Aycan
Case Report

Abstract

Iatrogenic Cushing syndrome may occur as an undesirable outcome of high-dose glucocorticoids treatments. This may also cause hypothalamus–hypophysis–adrenal axis suppression. While this situation may be caused more frequently with oral and topical glucocorticoid therapy, iatrogenic Cushing syndrome in childhood, caused by steroid-containing nasal drops, is a rare event. Hereby, we present a baby who developed iatrogenic Cushing syndrome induced by long-term use of steroid-containing nasal drops for choanal atresia. In conclusion, the serious side effects of the nasal drops should have been explained to the family, and their long-term use should have been refrained.

Keywords

Cushing syndrome Nasal steroids 

Notes

Conflict of interest

The authors declare no conflict of interest related to this work and do not have a financial relationship with the organization that sponsored the research.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Veysel Nijat Baş
    • 1
    Email author
  • Semra Çetinkaya
    • 1
  • Zehra Aycan
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinics of Pediatric EndocrinologyDr. Sami Ulus Research and Training Hospital of Women’s and Children’s Health and DiseasesAnkaraTurkey

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