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Steroid deficiency - adrenal insufficiency (ai) / 314-EN-1

Knowledge of the endocrinological effects of steroids is extremely important for the anesthesiologist/intensivist physician. The most common reason for an acute deficiency is chronic steroid intake (e.g. as little as 5 mg prednisolone for 2 weeks), which can then result in acute adrenal insufficiency. Here are the most important facts about the effect, equivalent dose, possible substitution and physiology


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