The authors report frequent side-effects in children treated with Corticosoids (CTS) for a long time. CTS were prevalently administered for treatment of rheumatic and immune-allergic diseases. The most relevant side-effects in our patients were: growth suppression, osteoporosis, cataracts, hirsutism, iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome, purple striae. We seldom observed renal stones and hypertension. The most important side-effects were observed with systemically administered CTS; adverse effects were more strictly related to treatment duration than to the daily dose.
|Translated title of the contribution||Side-effects in children treated with Corticosteroids|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1996|
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