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Avascular bone necrosis. A complication of long-term corticosteroid therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11850924     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A patient with pemphigus vulgaris, treated with long term corticosteroids, developed avascular necrosis of the head of the femur and humerus, bilaterally. This patient emphasizes the fact that the use of corticosteroids in dermatologic disorders may be a predisposing cause in avascular necrosis, and that this is another side effect of long-term corticosteroid therapy. This patient is particularly remarkable in that both hips and both shoulders were involved.
Authors:
N N Epstein; D L Tuffanelli; J H Epstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of dermatology     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0003-987X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Dermatol     Publication Date:  1965 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-02-19     Completed Date:  2002-03-08     Revised Date:  2008-03-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372433     Medline TA:  Arch Dermatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  178-80     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone / adverse effects
Female
Femur Head Necrosis / chemically induced
Glucocorticoids / adverse effects*
Humans
Humerus
Middle Aged
Osteonecrosis / chemically induced*
Pemphigus / drug therapy
Prednisone / adverse effects*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Glucocorticoids; 53-03-2/Prednisone; 9002-60-2/Adrenocorticotropic Hormone

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