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Bone health in children and adolescent with Turner syndrome

Montasser Nadeem, Edna F Roche
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM 2012, 25 (9): 823-33
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Low bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with Turner syndrome (TS) has been reported in a considerable number of previous studies. Cortical and trabecular bone have been involved. Osteoporosis can be overdiagnosed in TS patients with a short stature unless BMD measurements are adjusted for body size. Optimization of bone health in girls with TS requires a healthy active lifestyle, including adequate calcium, vitamin D, and hormonal replacement therapy, according to consensus guidelines.

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