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Glucocorticoid replacement therapy and vertebral fractures in hypopituitary adult males with GH deficiency.

Authors
  • Mazziotti, G
  • Porcelli, T
  • Bianchi, A
  • Cimino, V
  • Patelli, I
  • Mejia, C
  • Fusco, A
  • Giampietro, A
  • De Marinis, L
  • Giustina, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Endocrinology
Publisher
Bioscientifica
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2010
Volume
163
Issue
1
Pages
15–20
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1530/EJE-10-0125
PMID: 20378720
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Glucocorticoid over-replacement may increase the prevalence of vertebral fractures in patients with untreated GHD. However, treatment of GHD seems to protect the skeleton from the deleterious effects of glucocorticoid overtreatment in hypopituitary patients.

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