Rate and types of fractures in corticosteroid-treated multiple sclerosis patients

R. A. Troiano, A. Jotkowitz, S. D. Cook, S. Bansil, G. Zito

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1389-1391
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume42
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology

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