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    Question Corticosteroids given to Mother in pregnancy--effects on baby's adrenal glands?

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    Hi Guys. Patients on corticosteroid drugs, like prednisone for rheumatoid arthritis, get:
    dec CRH
    dec ACTH
    dec Cortisol levels

    What about the neonate whose mother has been given corticosteroids to accelerate fetal lung maturity? Would the baby have the same labs as above?
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    no reason why they shouldnt,

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    So I checked with the Falcon Pharm teacher, and he said the glucosteroids are given for less than a week; maybe even less than that--like a few times so that won't cause effects on the baby's adrenals. Same case when prednisone is prescribed on a short term basis for ex severe allergies. Only long term use affects adrenals.

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