Fatal disseminated cytomegalovirus infection in an infant with Cushing's syndrome caused by topical steroid

Guven A., Karadeniz S., Aydin O., Akbalik M., Aydin M.

HORMONE RESEARCH, vol.64, no.1, pp.35-38, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000087288
  • Journal Name: HORMONE RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-38
  • Keywords: Cushing's syndrome, cytomegalovirus infection, clobetasol propionate, fatty liver, CORTICOSTEROIDS, DISEASE
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: No


Corticosteroids, even in topical application, may cause immunosuppression and Cushing's syndrome. A case of disseminated fatal cytomegalovirus infection is reported in a 3-month-old girl with Cushing's syndrome caused by exogenous topical clobetasol propionate application, which might have caused immunosuppression due to prolonged use. Copyright (C) 2005 S. Karger AG, Basel.