Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorLongui, C. A.
dc.contributor.authorZlochevsky, ERM
dc.contributor.authorBachega, Tania Aparecida Sartori Sanchez [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.authorMonte, O.
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism. London: Freund Publishing House Ltd, v. 15, n. 9, p. 1515-1523, 2002.
dc.description.abstractAn increase in plasma 17OHP found in infants requiring differential diagnosis between septic shock and adrenal failure led us to look for adrenal steroids pattern during infection. Infants and Methods: 56 infants, 1-6 months old, were studied during infection of different degrees of severity. Plasma cortisol, 17OHP, androstenedione, DHEA, DHEA-S and testosterone were measured.Results: 24 patients showed an expected cortisol elevation. One child had a low cortisol level. The concentration of 17OHP was above 6.0 nmol/l (200 ng/dl) in 41 patients and above 30.2 nmol/l (1,000 ng/dl) in 10. Higher 17OHP levels and more severe diseases correlated positively.Conclusions: During infectious diseases some patients demonstrated not only cortisol elevation but also 17OHP as high as that observed in NC-CAH. We suggest that if 17OHP elevation is not characteristic of SL-CAH, glucocorticoid therapy should be started and an ACTH test should be performed after recovery before ruling out this pathology.en
dc.publisherFreund Publishing House Ltd
dc.relation.ispartofJournal Of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism
dc.rightsAcesso restrito
dc.subjectadrenal glanden
dc.subjectadrenal steroidsen
dc.subjectacute infectious diseasesen
dc.subjectcritical care patientsen
dc.titleAdrenal steroids synthesis during acute infectious diseases in infantsen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.description.affiliationSanta Casa Sao Paulo, Sch Med, Pediat Endocrinol Unit, Dept Pediat, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationHosp Municipal Infantil Menino Jesus, Pediat Intens Care Unit, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Sao Paulo, Sch Med, Dept Endocrinol, Endocrinol Unit Dev & Hormones, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUniv Sao Paulo, Sch Med, Dept Endocrinol, Mol Genet Lab, Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.sourceWeb of Science

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record