Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0007p34 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Bone metabolism and bone mineral density in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Bautembach-Minkowska Joanna , Śledzińska Karolina , Wierzba Jolanta , Myśliwiec Małgorzata

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is associated with an increased risk of bone fragility due to the adverse effects of prolonged glucocorticoid therapy and progressive muscle weakness on bone strength. The resultant osteoporosis, which predisposes to fragility fractures of both long bones and vertebrae, is a major cause for concern. We studied 70 boys with DMD mean age 10.74±3.83 years. Bone mineral density was measured by DXA scan on lumbar spine and total body and conte...