The pathogenesis of osteonecrosis and the relationships to corticosteroids.

  title={The pathogenesis of osteonecrosis and the relationships to corticosteroids.},
  author={R Mirzai and Chia-Chien Chang and Adam Greenspan and M Eric Gershwin},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  volume={36 1},
One of the challenging issues faced by allergists is a risk-benefit analysis on the use of corticosteroids. An uncommon, but serious complication of corticosteroids is the development of avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis). In this review we present the differential diagnosis and pathophysiology of osteonecrosis, with particular emphasis on steroids. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a common disorder that may be either naturally occurring or iatrogenic. With the exception of those cases… CONTINUE READING

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