Published in Immunotherapy Weekly, February 4th, 2004
According to recent research from Bulgaria, "the aim of this study was to analyze the heterogeneity of bone mineral density (BMD) reduction across measurement sites in female systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients on glucocorticoid (CS) treatment. The study population consisted of two subgroups: 32 women at a mean (SD) age of 43.2 (12.0) years, SLE duration of 13.4 (6.2) years, treated with a mean cumulative prednisone dose of 34.4 g; and 16 women at a mean age of 36.1 (9.0) years, SLE duration of 3.2 (2.0) years, never treated with glucocorticoids (control group)."
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