Cumulative Corticosteroid Doses and Osteoporosis in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis


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Arslan Ş. , Celiker R. , KARABUDAK R.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.25, no.4, pp.191-195, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjr.2010.27
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-195

Abstract

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.