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Thursday 01 March 2001

Fatal liver failure due to ketoconazole treatment of a girl with Cushing's syndrome.

By: Zollner E, Delport S, Bonnici F.

J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 2001 Mar;14(3):335-8

A patient is reported who developed fatal liver failure on ketoconazole treatment for Cushing's syndrome. It is recommended that metyrapone be used when hypercortisolism has to be controlled as a temporary measure in childhood and adolescence.

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