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Progressive epidural lipomatosis with steroid use in severe refractory asthma.

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BACKGROUND: Long-term immunosuppression with oral corticosteroids is frequently used to treat inflammatory diseases of the lung and is advocated in the management of some patients with asthma. METHODS: The authors describe the case of a 35-year-old man with severe refractory asthma who developed a slowly progressive thoracic spinal cord syndrome. RESULTS: Spinal imaging demonstrated the presence of spinal epidural lipomatosis, a rare complication of prolonged corticosteroid therapy, which is...

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Wakerley, B More by this author
Jackson, M More by this author
Journal:
The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
Volume:
48
Issue:
3
Pages:
316-318
Publication date:
2011-04-05
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EISSN:
1532-4303
ISSN:
0277-0903
URN:
uuid:87cc6eea-ec29-404a-b7fd-fcdb6062406f
Source identifiers:
480031
Local pid:
pubs:480031

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