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In children, prolonged general corticosteroid therapy at doses greater than 0.3 mg/kg/d causes slower growth, in addition to other side effects common to adults and children. If this slowdown becomes significant and no associated treatment can reduce the dose of corticosteroids, growth hormone therapy can be discussed with a pediatric endocrinologist.
The other complications are the same as in adults.
Growth hormone treatment may be discussed in cases of small stature as a result of cortisone treatment.