Hypoglycemia due to adrenal suppression secondary to high-dose nebulized corticosteroid.
Pediatr Pulmonol. 2002 Jul;34(1):85-6. PMID: 12112803
Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
High-dose inhaled corticosteroids, greater than 400 mcg per day of beclomethasone dipropionate or equivalent, can cause adrenal insufficiency, but a hypoglycemic crisis has not been reported with the use of nebulized corticosteroids. We describe a 21-month-old asthmatic boy who had a hypoglycemic seizure during a proven acute adrenal crisis secondary to high-dose nebulized budesonide treatment.