Bone fragility and osteoporosis in children and young adults

pubmed: wnt1 2023-12-08


Osteoporosis is a metabolic bone disorder which increases fragility fracture risk. Elderly individuals, especially postmenopausal women, are particularly susceptible to osteoporosis. Although rare, osteoporosis in children and young adults is becoming increasingly evident, highlighting the need for timely diagnosis, management and follow-up. Early-onset osteoporosis is defined as the presence of a low BMD (Z-score of ≤ -2.0 in individuals aged < 20 years; T-score of ≤ -2.5 in those aged between...


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M M Formosa, M A Christou, O Mäkitie

Date tagged:

12/08/2023, 04:33

Date published:

09/05/2023, 06:00