Cumulative Corticosteroid Doses and Osteoporosis in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis


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Arslan Ş. , Celiker R. , KARABUDAK R.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, cilt.25, ss.191-195, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/tjr.2010.27
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.191-195

Özet

Objective: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory demyelinating disorder and corticosteroids used for the treatment of attacks are known to cause osteoporosis. Although osteoporosis is a known potential complication, many patients do not receive treatment to prevent bone loss. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between cumulative doses of corticosteroids and bone mineral density (BMD) in MS patients.