Avascular necrosis less frequently found in systemic lupus erythematosus patients with the use of alternate day corticosteroid


DOĞAN İ., KALYONCU U. , KILIÇ L. , AKDOĞAN A. , KARADAĞ Ö. , KİRAZ S. , ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.50, no.1, pp.219-224, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1908-182
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-224

Abstract

Background/aim: Avascular necrosis (AVN) is the death of bone due to compromise of blood flow. The etiology of AVN is multifactorial; corticosteroid usage is the second most significant factor after trauma, and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common underlying disease. The objective of this study was to assess the factors of AVN in SLE patients.