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Metabolic bone diseases 

Metabolic bone diseases
Metabolic bone diseases

Gavin Clunie

, Nick Wilkinson

, Elena Nikiphorou

, and Deepak R. Jadon

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date: 16 April 2021

The Oxford Handbook of Rheumatology, 4th edition, includes a chapter on metabolic bone diseases with an extensive review of the modern management of all forms of osteoporosis and fracture risk assessment including glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis, idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis, and DXA scanning. The chapter outlines the salient features of other less common and occasionally encountered bone diseases found in rheumatological practice including vitamin D deficiency, osteomalacia and rickets, hypercalcaemia, parathyroid disease, Paget’s disease of bone, SAPHO syndrome, osteochondroses, osteonecrosis, fibrous dysplasia, sclerosing bone dysplasias, and bone tumours. New to this Handbook edition is a section on the main childhood autoinflammatory conditions manifest as skeletal disease under the umbrella term chronic non-bacterial osteomyelitis.

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