hrp0095p1-10 | Adrenals and HPA Axis | ESPE2022

Outcomes of the low dose short Synacthen test in infancy

Park Julie , Jones Lily , Dharmaraj Poonam , Senniappan Senthil , Morgan Colin , Hawcutt Daniel , Blair Joanne

Background: The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis may be suppressed at birth. In most infants this is tolerated well. HPA testing in infancy often generates ‘abnormal’ results although abnormalities of the HPA may not be identified and cortisol measurements often ‘normalise’ over time.[1]Aim: To contribute to the evidence base on neonatal HPA activity by reporting outcomes of infants age &...