Bone mineral density in asthmatic patients on inhaled corticosteroids in a developing country


INTRODUCTION Prolonged use of oral corticosteroids is a risk factor for osteoporosis. However, the effect of inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) on bone mineral density (BMD) of asthmatic patients remains controversial. OBJECTIVES We aimed to determine the prevalence of osteopenia and osteoporosis in our patients with asthma receiving ICSs for more than one… (More)
DOI: 10.4103/1817-1737.94522