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Danish data confirm low prevalence of HRT among women prescribed oral corticosteroids

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7067.1264 (Published 16 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1264
  1. Charlotte Olesen,
  2. Henrik Toft Sorensen,
  3. Flemming Hald Steffensen,
  4. Gunnar Lauge Nielsen,
  5. Jorn Olsen
  1. Research fellow Associate professor Assistant professor Senior research fellow Professor Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Aarhus, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

    EDITOR,—L J Walsh and colleagues report the use of oral corticosteroids in a population of 65 786 in Nottinghamshire.1 They had found few epidemiological data on the use of corticosteroids in community populations, which is surprising, since the potential side effects of corticosteroids—for example, osteoporosis, hypertension, and diabetes—are important.

    We report here supplementary data on the use of oral corticosteroids and hormone replacement therapy obtained from a population based prescription registry for the county …

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