Is Iatrogenic Cushing's a New Form of Child Neglect?


ALMİŞ H., Kose A., BUCAK İ. H. , Mengen E., TURĞUT M.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, cilt.6, ss.644-646, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4328/jcam.3727
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.644-646

Özet

Child abuse is an increasingly important issue. One of the main types of abuse is child neglect, that is, behavior in which the child is knowingly or unknowingly injured. In this article; we report a case of iatrogenic Cushing's syndrome due to clobetasol 17-propionate treatment that was used inappropriately, in order to discuss whether or not this is a form of child neglect. It is one of the basic tasks of families to protect the health of the child and learn how to treat that child when he or she is ill. We believe that by being adequately informed by the health professionals, families may reduce the risk of child neglect.