Bone health in children with cerebral palsy

Jared A. Greenberg*, Thomas J Schnitzer, Deborah J Gaebler-Spira

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Children with cerebral palsy are at increased risk of fracture. Factors that may increase risk include decreased bone mineral density, older age, increased severity of disease, immobility, poor nutritional status, anticonvulsant medication use, and abnormal serum factor levels. Still, it is not clear which patients with cerebral palsy would most benefit from risk reduction strategies and exactly what those strategies should be. The goal of this review is to raise awareness of the issue of bone health in children with cerebral palsy and to suggest areas for further research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-193
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Pediatric Reviews
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2008

Keywords

  • Bone health
  • Bone mineral density
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Fracture
  • Osteoporosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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