Plasma cortisol and ACTH levels in 416 VLBW preterm infants during the first month of life: distribution in the AGA/SGA population.


Department of Paediatric Endocrinology, Regina Margherita Children's Hospital, Turin, Italy. [Email]


The aim of this study is to establish the serum level distribution of cortisol and ACTH in VLBW preterm newborns and determine which neonates are ideal candidates for the stimulation test for adrenal insufficiency.