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Osteoporosis in children and adolescents 

Osteoporosis in children and adolescents
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Osteoporosis in children and adolescents
Author(s):

Paul Dimitri

and Paul Arundel

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198713340.003.0019
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date: 05 August 2020

The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) has issued a consensus statement defining osteoporosis.

Bone density measurements in children are strongly influenced by body size.

Initiation of bisphosphonate therapy should be undertaken in a specialist unit.

Children with osteoporosis require multidisciplinary management.

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