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Osteoporosis and Long-term Corticosteroid Therapy

Br Med J 1973; 3 doi: (Published 21 July 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;3:125
  1. D. J. Hosking,
  2. M. J. Chamberlain


    Sequential measurements of total body calcium by in-vivo neutron activation analysis were made in five patients treated with corticosteroid drugs for severe inflammatory disease. No evidence of osteoporosis was seen to develop during the course of 20-33 months of study. In one case a substantial rise in total body calcium was found.