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BOF: 2.9

A 30-year-old female who is known to have ileo-caecal Crohnís disease has been treated with oral steroids for several months. She has been admitted under the care of a surgical team with intestinal obstruction and a decision has been made to proceed to surgery. The house surgeon has been instructed to change the patientís treatment from oral prednisolone to intravenous hydrocortisone in the peri-operative period. He rings you to ask how much hydrocortisone is equivalent to prednisolone 30 mgs. Your reply is:

a)      60 mg

b)      90 mg

c)      120 mg

d)      150 mg

e)      180 mg

 

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