Etomidate Lowers Severely High Cortisol in Infant With Adrenal Cushing’s

Etomidate Lowers Severely High Cortisol in Infant With Adrenal Cushing’s

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Etomidate Lowers Severely High Cortisol in Infant With Adrenal Cushing’s

Treatment with Etomidate worked to reduce severely elevated cortisol levels in a 2-month-old girl with Cushing’s syndrome caused by adrenal cancer, a case study reported. According to the researchers, the study describes the second reported case — in the youngest patient to date — of etomidate treatment in an infant with Cushing’s syndrome. Although the patient eventually died due to her symptoms, the researchers wrote that the treatment “was the best possible option after unsuccessful surgical…

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