Juvenile osteoporosis

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Juvenile osteoporosis

Juvenile osteoporosis is a condition of bone demineralization characterized by pain in the back and extremities, multiple fractures, difficulty walking, and evidence of osteoporosis. Symptoms typically develop just before puberty. Osteoporosis is rare in children and adolescents. When it does occur, it is usually caused by an underlying medical disorder or by medications used to treat the disorder. This is called secondary osteoporosis. Sometimes, however, there is no identifiable cause of osteoporosis in a child. This is known as idiopathic osteoporosis. There is no established medical or surgical therapy for juvenile osteoporosis. In some cases, treatment is not necessary, as the condition resolves spontaneously. Early diagnosis may allow for preventive steps, including physical therapy, avoidance of weight-bearing activities, use of crutches and other supportive care. A well-balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D is also important. In severe, long-lasting cases, medications such as bisphosphonates may be used. In most cases, complete recovery of bone occurs.  
 

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The terms "Juvenile osteoporosis" returned 11 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Is it possible to predict a risk of osteoporosis in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis? A study of serum levels of bone turnover markers.
 

Author(s): Marta Janicka-Szczepaniak, Krzysztof Orczyk, Katarzyna Szymbor, Danuta Chlebna-Sokół, Elzbieta Smolewska

Journal: Acta Biochim. Pol.. 2018 ;65(2):297-302.

 

Low bone mineral density is a common finding in children with systemic connective tissue diseases, including juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). The influence of the ongoing process of bone remodeling on the disease course merits further investigation. The aim of this study was to ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Evidence of altered matrix composition in iliac crest biopsies from patients with idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis.
 

Author(s): Ignacio Garcia, Vincent Chiodo, Yan Ma, Adele Boskey

Journal: Connect. Tissue Res.. 2016 ;57(1):28-37.

 

Idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis (IJO) is a rare condition in children, characterized by bone pain and long bone and vertebral fractures. Previously, IJO bone was solely characterized by histomorphometry and quantitative computed tomography. The goal of this study is to describe IJO ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis].
 

Author(s): M A Guagnelli, D Yeste, M Clemente, A Carrascosa

Journal: An Pediatr (Barc). 2013 Sep;79(3):200-2.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Juvenile osteoporosis" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Coexistence of familial Mediterranean fever and juvenile idiopathic arthritis with osteoporosis successfully treated with etanercept.
 

Author(s): Sunay Kaya, Ece Kaptanoglu, Hasan Elden, Sami Hizmetli

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2010 ;49(6):619-22.

 

Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is an autoinflammatory disorder characterized by recurrent febrile polyserositis and arthritis attacks. Accompanying seronegative spondyloarthropathy has been reported in FMF in addition to its own joint involvement. However, the coexistence of FMF ...

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