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Osteonecrosis as a Complication of Steroid Dependent Asthma: A Case Report and Review

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Corticosteroid associated osteonecrosis is a complex disease requiring high physician suspicion to make an early diagnosis. Although the exact cause is not completely known, it appears that systemic illness, anatomic location and elevated interosseous pressures interact to produce this lesion. Plain film and technetium bone scan are most commonly used for diagnosis, but occasionally, invasive procedures are required. Surgical treatment, ranging from decompression to total hip replacement, is most commonly, but not always recommended.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 1987-03-01

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

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    The journal is indexed in Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Science Citation Index Expanded, plus the National Library of Medicine's PubMed service.
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