hypercorticism


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hypercorticism

[‚hī·pər′kȯrd·ə‚siz·əm]
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For instance, a short height of a child that is potentially related to hypercorticism needs supplementary investigations including a pituitary scan and finding an ACTH (Adrenocoticotropic Hormone) secreting tumour is not an incidentaloma.
Biochemical Findings Non-Functional/Biochemically Inert Lesion 26 Hypercorticism 8 Elevated serum cortisol, 24-hour urine cortisol Hyperaldosteronism Hypokalaemia (<3.
It is possible that hypercorticism (an excess level of steroids in your body) or adrenal insufficiency (your adrenal gland cannot produce enough steroids) may appear in a small number of patients, particularly when ASMANEX is administered at higher than recommended doses over prolonged periods of time.
Hyperprealbuminemia, euthyroid hyperthyroxinemia, ZollingerEllison-like syndrome and hypercorticism in a pancreatic endocrine tumour.
Dietary restriction is associated with diurnal hypercorticism in rodents (24), which in turn reduces pro-inflammatory cytokine production (25-28) and inhibits expression of adhesion molecules (29).
Treatment with orally inhaled corticosteroids may lead to signs or symptoms of hypercorticism, suppression of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) function and/or suppression of growth in children.
It is possible that systemic corticosteroid effects such as hypercorticism and adrenal suppression may occur, particularly at higher doses.
When intranasal corticosteroids are used at higher than recommended dosages or in susceptible individuals at recommended dosages, systemic corticosteroid effects such as hypercorticism and adrenal suppression may appear.
The concomitant use of intranasal corticosteroids with other inhaled corticosteroids could increase the risk of signs or symptoms of hypercorticism and/or suppression of the HPA axis.