Severe osteoporosis

Case contributed by Dr Daniel J Bell

Presentation

Acute lower back pain. Long term steroids for asthma.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Multilevel thoracolumbar vertebral compression fractures.

Case Discussion

Severe osteoporosis secondary to long term steroid administration for chronic asthma.

Appearance mimics the "rugger jersey" spine appearance of renal osteodystrophy.

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Case information

rID: 71386
Published: 2nd Oct 2019
Last edited: 2nd Oct 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: North Middlesex University Hospital

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