Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0007p91 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Bone health index by hand X-ray compared with bone mineral density by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Bowden Jonathan J , Krishnamurthy Ramkumar , Hu Houchun , Adler Brent , Krishnamurthy Rajesh , Bowden Sasigarn A

Objectives: Children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) receiving long-term glucocorticoid (GC) therapy are at risk for osteoporosis and fragility fractures. Recent studies showed that cortical thickness and areas were associated with increased fracture risk. Digital X-ray measurement of the cortical thickness of the metacarpal bones has a potential role as a marker for bone health in children, but has not been evaluated in DMD. The aim of this study was to compare bone ag...