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A 68-year-old male asked:

are osteoporosis and cppd related? my lumbar spine t-score is -3.2 and i recently had a bad episode of cppd at base of thumb.

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Rheumatology 33 years experience
Not directly: The only way i can see a direct connection is that patients with cppd may be treated with a steroid to decrease inflammation and that could lower bone density if steroids are used on a constant basis. I would get treatment for your osteoporosis and treatment for your cppd.

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Last updated Jul 1, 2012

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