Ensure all steroid-dependent patients given new emergency card, prescribers told

A new NHS Steroid Emergency Card is being launched to improve early recognition and treatment of adrenal crisis.

by Chloe Harman
Stopping steroids in patients with primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency can lead to adrenal crisis, which is a medical emergency. | GETTY IMAGES
Stopping steroids in patients with primary or secondary adrenal insufficiency can lead to adrenal crisis, which is a medical emergency. | GETTY IMAGES

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