Monday, January 4, 2010

22 - Contraindications of steroid administration

The mnemonic : Steroid intake leads to PORCH DETH.

The creator : Myself

Explanation : This mnemonic helps in remembering all the conditions where the adrenal steroids are contraindicated .

P = Pregnancy, Psychosis, Peptic ulcer disease

O = Osteoporosis

R = Renal failure

C = Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

H = Hypertension

D = Diabetes

E = Epilepsy

T = Tuberculosis and other infections

H = Herpes Simplex Keratitis (Dendritic ulcer)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This link is incomplete and inaccurate.

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