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Pol. Merkur. Lek (Pol. Med. J.), 2016, XLI/241: 043-046

Title: Metabolic bone disease in children with chronic gastrointestinal tract condition

Authors: Świat A, Wasilewska A, Bachniak I, Fyderek K. 

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Metabolic bone disease in children with chronic gastrointestinal tract condition

Świat A1, Wasilewska A1, Bachniak I1, Fyderek K1,2.

Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Jagiellonian University, Medical College, Krakow, Poland

In this review issues concerning bone metabolism are presented. The diagnostic criteria of decreased mineral bone density is discussed with the significance of densitometry. The necessity of presence of low-trauma fracture to diagnosed the osteoporosis in children is signified. The paper reviews most common chronic gastrointestinal tract condition associated with the altered bone metabolism. The diagnostic and early treatment of decreased mineral bone density in children, who are before obtaining peak bone mass is crucial to prevent the risk of osteoporosis in adulthood.

Key words: Osteoporosis, Densitometry, Celiac disease, Crohn disease

Pol Med J, 2016; XLI (241); 43–46