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ba0005oc5.6 | Risk factors for fracture, Pagets disease of bone and musle and bone | ECTS2016

The metabolic alterations behind bone fragility in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Broggi Francesca , Vai Silvia , Maggi Lorenzo , Gorni Ksenija , D'Angelo Grazia , Pane Marika , Bianchi Maria Luisa

Low bone mineral density (BMD) and an increased rate of both peripheral and vertebral fractures have been observed in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), but studies on bone metabolic alterations in this disease are still very few.We are now presenting the preliminary findings of an ongoing multicenter, prospective study aimed to identify the characteristics of DMD boys carrying a higher risk of bone loss and fractures, through the evaluatio...