Reactions 1704, p314 - 2 Jun 2018 Raised BMI and impaired glucose tolerance: case report A 63-year-old man developed raised body mass index (BMI) and impaired glucose tolerance during treatment with prednisolone for urticarial vasculitis (UV) [route and exact dose not stated]. The man, who was diagnosed with UV, started receiving high-dose systemic prednisolone along with other concomitant medications. Subsequently, he developed raised BMI and impaired glucose tolerance [duration of treatment to reactions onsets not stated]. The prednisolone therapy was subsequently discontinued. The cumulative dose of prednisolone was 5460mg, and the glucocorticoid toxicity index was 53/439 [outcomes not stated]. Author comment: "He had 8 months of ongoing symptoms requiring treatment including high-dose systemic prednisolone (cumulative dose: 5460mg, glucocorticoid toxicity index 53/439, developing raised BMI and impaired glucose tolerance)". De Brito M, et al. Urticarial vasculitis dependent on systemic steroids: Complete therapeutic response to omalizumab. Australasian Journal of Dermatology 59 (Suppl. 1): 54 (plus poster), 27 Apr 2018. Available from: URL: https:// doi.org/10.1111/ajd.17_12815 [abstract] - Australia 803323452 0114-9954/18/1704-0001/$14.95 Adis © 2018 Springer International Publishing AG. All rights reserved Reactions 2 Jun 2018 No. 1704
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