Withdrawal of steroid medications from patients who have been receiving them for management of chronic disease carries the risk of certain serious complications. An understanding of adrenal physiology, coupled with a rational plan for evaluating the individual patient, when necessary, and for protecting against certain stressful situations, should obviate the occurrence of acute adrenal insufficiency.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health