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Ziraldo, Laura and O'Connor, MB and Blake, Simon B and Phelan, Mark J (2011) Osteonecrosis following alcohol, cocaine, and steroid use. Substance Abuse , 32 , pp. 170-173.

Alcohol, steroids and cocaine have all been shown to be independent risk factors for osteonecrosis when taken in excess. Here we present a case of a young girl who developed debilitating osteonecrosis secondary to lowdoses of alcohol, steroids and cocaine.We feel it is important to highlight to those caring for such patients of the potential devastating complication of these three agents.

Item Type:Article
Page Range:pp. 170-173
Accession Number:HRB (Not in collection)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
B Substances > Alcohol
B Substances > Cocaine
B Substances > Steroids of abuse
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
G Health and disease > Substance use disorder > Alcohol use
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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