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Original Article
Effect of 2–6 weeks of systemic steroids on bone mineral density in children
Athira Kunyil, Somdipa Pal, Namrita Sachdev, Tribhuvan Pal Yadav
Received January 15, 2021  Accepted October 1, 2021  
Background: The use of systemic steroids for 6+ weeks in children is associated with decreased bone mineral content (BMC) and density (BMD). However, the effects of a shorter duration of use on BMD are unknown.
Purpose: To determine the effect of the use of systemic steroids for 2–6 weeks on BMD and BMC in pediatric patients. Methods: Twenty-five pediatric patients...
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