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Steroids should never be missed. Any stress situation such as illness or surgery will need additional steroids. Details Name: Date of birth: NHS number: Address: Diagnosis: Next of kin contact details: GP contact details: Paediatric lead consultant and hospital: Paediatric endocrine team contact...

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This resource is for giving an emergency injection of hydrocortisone for adrenal deficiency (adrenal crisis). All images used with curtsey of Great Ormand Street Hospital. In emergencies, phone 999 and ask for a paramedic ambulance. Tell the paramedics that your child has adrenal insufficiency and...

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What are the adrenal glands? The adrenal glands are next to the kidneys. They produce important hormones (chemical messages) to control how the body works. One of these hormones is called cortisol. Cortisol is the body’s natural steroid and helps: to control blood sugar levels the body deal with...

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Note: Replacement steroids for children with adrenal insufficiency do not cause problems with the immune system and this resource is not intended for these children unless they are taking other medicines that affect the immune system. Your name: Date of birth: Address: Name of your team: Contact...

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