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Clinical Rheumatology

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 529–532 | Cite as

Oral bisphosphonates in treatment of transient osteoporosis

  • L. Kibbi
  • Z. Touma
  • N. Khoury
  • T. ArayssiEmail author
Case Report

Abstract

Transient osteoporosis is a rare clinical syndrome of unknown etiology. It is believed that this syndrome is self-limiting; however, the data in the literature support the use of anti-resorptive agents that may reduce pain and decrease the duration of the illness. Herein, we describe two cases of transient osteoporosis of the hip and one case of transient osteoporosis of the knee where the use of oral bisphosphonates provided successful objective and subjective outcome.

Keywords

Bisphosphonates Transient osteoporosis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, Division of RheumatologyAmerican University of Beirut Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyAmerican University of Beirut Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Internal Medicine DepartmentAmerican University of Beirut Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.Centre for Prognosis Studies in the Rheumatic Diseases, Toronto Western HospitalUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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