Topical triamcinolone induced Cushing syndrome: A case report

Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 May;37(3):582-584. doi: 10.1111/pde.14140. Epub 2020 Mar 24.

Abstract

We present a case of iatrogenic Cushing syndrome and adrenal insufficiency in a newborn secondary to an overuse of triamcinolone cream 0.1% prescrived for the treatment of diaper dermatitis.This case highlignts the risks of systemic absorption when prescribing topical medications in the diaper area of an infant, and the importance of caution and proper follow up when prescribing even mid potency steroids to pediatric patients. .

Keywords: corticosteroid-topical; diaper dermatitis; endocrine disorders.