Corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis.

  title={Corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis.},
  author={J. D. Adachi},
  journal={International journal of fertility and women's medicine},
  volume={46 4},
  • J. D. Adachi
  • Published 2001 in
    International journal of fertility and women's…
Since Harvey Cushing first noted the coexistence of excess cortisol and loss of skeletal mass over 50 years ago, it has been accepted that supraphysiologic doses of corticosteroids cause clinically significant bone loss. Currently, high-dose oral corticosteroids are used to treat people with a variety of medical conditions, including: rheumatic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitis; inflammatory lung diseases, like asthma… CONTINUE READING


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