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ba0007p89 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Use of DXA and pQCT measurements to screen for fracture risk in 3 to 18 year old poorly chelated thalassaemic children

Palande Sonal , Ekbote Veena , Chilplonkar Shashi , Chauthmal Sujata , Khadilkar Vaman , Ramanan Vijay , Khadilkar Anuradha , Padidela Raja , Mughal Zulf , Crabtree Nicola

Objectives: Low bone mineral density has been reported in children with beta thalassemia major, they also have increased propensity to fracture. We have studied DXA and pQCT variables in poorly chelated 3 to 18 year old thalassaemic patients and their relationship with fractures in this population.Methods: We studied 167, 3 to 18 year old children (Girls 72) with beta thalassemia major. Bone measurements were performed by GE iDXA (Lumbar Spine, Total bod...