Four patients with chronic airflow obstruction developed spontaneous sternal fractures. All had received repeated courses of high dose corticosteroids and three were receiving long term treatment with low dose corticosteroids. It is important to consider sternal fracture in the differential diagnosis when patients with chronic airflow obstruction present with chest pain.
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