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ba0005p471 | Paediatric bone disease | ECTS2016

Bone involvement and intervertebral disc calcifications in beta-thalassemic patients: a retrospective study

de Sire Alessandro , Moretti Antimo , Bianco Massimiliano , Gimigliano Francesca , Iolascon Giovanni

Background: Bone involvement in patients with β-thalassemia is well known, but only few studies have analyzed bone microarchitecture and the prevalence of intervertebral disc calcifications (IDCs) in these patients. The aim of our study was to evaluate the bone quality in a group of patients with β-thalassemia in terms of geometry and microarchitecture properties; moreover, we evaluated the presence of IDCs in these patients.Material and method...