Steroid-induced osteoporosis

Hough, F. S. (1994)

CITATION: Hough, F. S. 1994. Steroid-induced osteoporosis. South African Medical Journal, 84(12):873-875.

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To the Editor: Kalla et al. ' recently published their work on the effect of glucocorticoid (GC) therapy on the bone mass of 'patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). They made the interesting observation that cortical bone mass was significantly lower in patients with RA than in those with SLE, although the latter required larger cumulative doses of GC for longer periods.

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