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ba0007p46 | (1) | ICCBH2019

Vertebral fractures are more prevalent than long bone fractures in boys with glucocorticoid-treated Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Results of a prospective observational study

Jackowski Stefan A , McAdam Laura C , Ma Jinhui , McMillan Hugh J , Konji Victor N , Matzinger Mary Ann , Shenouda Nazih , Jaremko Jacob L , Koujok Khaldoun , Khan Nasrin , Khatchadourian Karine , Robinson Marie-Eve , MacLeay Lynn , Saleh David S , Siminoski Kerry , Rauch Frank , Ward Leanne M

Objectives: Osteoporosis is a frequent cause of morbidity in boys with glucocorticoid (GC)-treated Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). We sought to determine the frequency and characteristics of the two most debilitating types of fractures, vertebral and long bone (VF and LBF), in pediatric DMD.Methods: This was a prospective, bi-centre, single-visit observational study in boys 4 to 17 years of age with genetically-confirmed DMD. The bone health assessmen...