Bone mineral metabolism in children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

J. T. Cassidy*, C. B. Langman, S. H. Allen, L. S. Hillman

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Osteopenia has emerged as a major determinant of the outcome of children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Although vertebral compression fractures and fractures of long bones were recognized historically as important clinical developments in the course of disease, a decrease in skeletal mass could only be quantitated and documented early in disease by the recent introduction of bone absorptiometry. This article is limited to recent data from studies on osteopenia in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and suggests directions of future research that have relevance to current unanswered questions in prevention or management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1017-1033
Number of pages17
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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