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Corticosteroid induced osteoporosis

Abstract

In contrast to most other forms of osteoporosis, the major clinical manifestation of corticosteroid induced osteoporosis, in terms of fracture, is at the spine and, to a lesser extent, the ribs. Accordingly, the most important consideration in the selection of therapy for corticosteroid induced osteoporosis is the effect of particular agents on spine bone mineral density. Calcitriol (the active hormonal from of vitamin D) and the bisphosphonates appear to be effective agents in the treatment of corticosteroid induced spinal bone loss.

Type Journal
ISBN 0380-0903 (Print)
Authors Sambrook, P. N. :
Publisher Name J Rheumatol Suppl
Published Date 1996-01-01 00:00:00
Published Volume 45
Published Pages 19-22
URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=8856647
Status Published In-print