Topical triamcinolone induced Cushing syndrome: A case report

Oliver Taylor, Juan Diego Mejia-Otero, Grace M. Tannin, Katherine Gordon

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-584
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric dermatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2020


  • corticosteroid-topical
  • diaper dermatitis
  • endocrine disorders

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Dermatology


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