Role of apoptosis in glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and osteonecrosis.

Abstract

Bone disease is a side effect of concern regarding chronic glucocorticoid (GC) administration. Most GC-treated patients exhibit a process of bone loss, frequently leading to osteoporosis, with increased fracture risk, especially in spinal vertebrae. Some GC-treated patients will develop osteonecrosis, a disease with distinct clinical and histopathological… (More)

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