In a retrospective study of 103 corticosteroid-treated MS patients, the average rate of fracture events was 3.2% of the patients per year over 7.1 (± 5.7 SD) years at risk. Fractures of the ribs, pelvis, hip, or vertebrae occurred in 11 patients and became most common 5 years after starting steroids. Relatively high or low cumulative doses of steroids did not correlate predictably with the occurrence of fractures.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology