Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0007p162 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Bone monitoring and morbidity in adults with duchenne muscular dystrophy: Challenges in implementation of standards of care

Harris Anne-Marie , Di Marco Marina , Raeside David , Davidson Scott , Gallacher Stephen , Farrugia Maria , Wong Sze Choong

Background: Osteoporosis is common in subjects with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Studies in paediatric DMD identified a high frequency of fragility fractures but there are no studies in the adult population. Recent updated international standards of care (2018) for children and adults with DMD recommend the following for bone monitoring:- Lateral thoracolumbar spine x-rays to screen for vertebral fracture (1–2 yearly if on glucocorticoid; 2&#1...