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[Clinical signs of Cushing's syndrome after long-term local application of steroid in the oral cavity].


PMID 22735118

Abstract

Topical glucocorticoids are the most commonly used drugs for treating a number of acute and chronic inflammatory diseases of the skin and the mucous membranes. Prolonged use of superpotent and potent topical glucocorticoids is related to an increased risk of developing severe side effects. In this case we describe the development of clinical signs of Cushing's syndrome in a 26-year-old woman, after continued daily application of potent topical glucocorticoid in the oral cavity.