Can Adrenal Cortical Steroid Cause Anemia?

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Definition

Exogenous adrenal insufficiency is a condition in which the adrenal glands release too little of the hormone cortisol, but there is no problem with the glands themselves.

See also: Addison's disease


Alternative Names

Drug-induced adrenal insufficiency


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Steroid medications called glucocorticoids (such as prednisone, hydrocortisone, and dexamethasone) are similar to the natural hormone, cortisol, which is produced by the adrenal...

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