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TABLE 6

Potential Adverse Effects of Systemic Corticosteroids

HPA axis suppression 
Cushingoid features 
Growth deceleration 
Weight gain/increased appetite 
Hypertension 
Gastric irritation 
Irritability 
Insomnia 
Immune suppression 
Cardiomyopathy 
Steroid myopathy 
Osteopenia 
Ocular adverse effects (glaucoma, cataracts) 
HPA axis suppression 
Cushingoid features 
Growth deceleration 
Weight gain/increased appetite 
Hypertension 
Gastric irritation 
Irritability 
Insomnia 
Immune suppression 
Cardiomyopathy 
Steroid myopathy 
Osteopenia 
Ocular adverse effects (glaucoma, cataracts) 

HPA, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal.

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