Corticosteroids for Neonatal Hypotension

Neha Kumbhat, Shahab Noori
Clinics in Perinatology 2020, 47 (3): 549-562
Several limitations and controversies surround the definition of hypotension; however, it remains one of the most common problems faced by neonates. Approximately 15% to 30% of neonates with hypotension fail to respond to volume and/or vasopressor or inotropes. They are considered to have refractory hypotension. Although it is thought to have multiple causes, absolute and relative adrenal insufficiency is considered as the main reason for refractory hypotension. This article focuses on the role of adrenal insufficiency in causing refractory hypotension in preterm and term infants, the different options of corticosteroids available, and their risk/benefit profiles.

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