hrp0084p2-170 | Adrenals | ESPE2015

Usefulness of Salivary Cortisol Levels in Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency in Paediatric Population

Corripio Raquel , Perez Jacobo , Borras Ariadna , Capdevila Laura , Sanchez Judith , Rivera Josefa

Background: The main cause of secondary adrenal insufficiency (SAI) in children is prolonged treatment with exogenous corticosteroids. plasma cortisol (PC) levels after administration of ACTH is the most used indicator of adrenal function in clinical practice. However, salivary cortisol (SC) levels is emerging as an alternative technique in the diagnosis of adrenal pathology, especially useful in the paediatric population because it is a simple noninvasive test.<p class="a...