Journal article

Corticosteroid-induced bone loss in men

G Pearce, DA Tabensky, PD Delmas, HWG Baker, E Seeman

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM | ENDOCRINE SOC | Published : 1998

Abstract

Lack of consistent information concerning the pathophysiology of corticosteroid-related bone loss may be due to coexisting independent factors that influence bone mineral density (BMD). For example, the disease being treated may increase bone turnover and cause bone loss, and its severity may influence the dose of corticosteroids chosen. Similarly, disease remission due to the treatment or disease progression despite treatment may influence bone turnover and the rate of bone loss. The hormonal changes purportedly responsible for reduced bone formation or increased bone resorption may be the result of the disease, not the corticosteroids. To determine the pathophysiology of corticosteroid-rel..

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