Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0007p44 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Bone mass and vertebral fractures in South African (SA) children on prolonged oral glucocorticoids (GCs) for chronic non-malignant illnesses

Thandrayen Kebashni , Petersen Karen , Kala Udai , Lala Nilesh , Ambaram Priya , Mistry Bhadrish , Hauptfleisch Marc , Hajinicolaou Christina , Okudu Grace , Verwey Charl , Moosa Fatima , Parbhoo Kiran , Pettifor John M

Objectives: To assess lumbar spine (LS) BMD Z-scores and the prevalence of vertebral fractures using DXA lateral vertebral (VFA) assessment in children and adolescents with chronic illnesses on GCs.Methods: All children between the ages of 5 and 17 years with chronic non-malignant illnesses who were on GCs (intravenous or oral) for greater than 3 months duration were evaluated. Study participants were children attending the paediatric sub-specia...