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Multifocal osteonecrosis related to steroid treatment in a patient with ulcerative colitis.
  1. P V Madsen,
  2. G Andersen
  1. Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hiørring Sygehus, Denmark.


    A case of multifocal steroid related osteonecrosis in a patient with ulcerative colitis is presented. The pathogenesis, diagnosis, natural history, and treatment of the disease is discussed briefly with emphasis on the importance of early diagnosis--preferably by magnetic resonance imaging. Early diagnosis often depends on the gastroenterologist considering the possibility of osteonecrosis.

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