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Acute collapse of thoracic vertebral bodies after long-term steroid treatment in leprosy.

Abstract

Prolonged steroid therapy may produce sufficient osteoporosis to permit collapse of a vertebral body. Decompressive laminectomy and aggressive postoperative therapy can give gratifying results. One can postulate whether these results are related in any way to the protective effect of the steroid being taken during the time of the collapse of the vertebral bodies.

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Type
Journal Article
Author
Lombardi V
Di Giovanni T
Zizza F
Year of Publication
1982
Journal
Surgical neurology
Volume
17
Issue
4
Number of Pages
293-4
Date Published
1982 Apr
Language
eng
ISSN Number
0090-3019
DOI
10.1016/0090-3019(82)90127-6
Alternate Journal
Surg Neurol
Publication Language
eng

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