Current Rheumatology Reports

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 53–61

Glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis

  • Pauline Boulos
  • George Ioannidis
  • Jonathan D. Adachi


This article attempts to evaluate the results of several recently published clinical trials of drugs used in the treatment and prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis. Despite our lack of understanding regarding the biological mechanisms that lead to glucocorticoid-induced bone loss, effective therapy has been developed. Bisphosphonates have demonstrated significant treatment benefits and should be considered the therapy of choice for both the treatment and prevention of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pauline Boulos
    • 1
  • George Ioannidis
    • 1
  • Jonathan D. Adachi
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Joseph’s Hospital, McMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

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