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Patients with Scleroderma (SSc) May Have Increased Risk of Osteoporosis

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Patients with Scleroderma (SSc) May Have Increased Risk of Osteoporosis.


A Comparison to Rheumatoid Arthritis and Noninflammatory Musculoskeletal Conditions. Increasing the awareness to order bone mineral density measurements in patients with SSc may be warranted based on our results, especially for older patients.Sai Yan Yuen. J Rheumatol. April 15 2008. (Also see: Osteoporosis)


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(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster

(Retired) ISN News Director

(Retired) ISN Technical Writer for Training Manuals

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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I am the perfect example for that. I was diagnosed with Crest Scleroderma (connective disease disorder) about thirty years and took five years to get diagnosed. Now I have severe osteoporosis, due to the excessive use of corticosteroid over the years. I was taken Actonel and my Gastroenterologist asked to stop taking it, because it worsts my acid reflux. I’m trying now to get calcium from other sources.


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