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ba0002op6 | (1) | ICCBH2013

Children with nephrotic syndrome have increased tibial bone area but similar volumetric bone mineral density to healthy controls

Moon Rebecca , Gilbert Rodney , Page Anna , Murphy Liam , Taylor Pat , Cooper Cyrus , Dennison Elaine , Davies Justin

Objectives: An increased fracture risk is reported in children requiring recurrent courses of glucocorticoids. Reduced bone mineral density (BMD), particularly in the trabecular compartment, has also been demonstrated in a number of childhood diseases treated with glucocorticoids. The differential contribution of glucocorticoids and underlying inflammatory disease to bone demineralisation is poorly understood. Childhood nephrotic syndrome (NS) often follows a relapsing-remitti...