Bone health

Bone density screening may be useful in systemic sclerosis

Australian researchers have found a high prevalence of osteoporosis, osteopenia, and fractures among systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients. The findings suggest bone density screening may be useful in at least some subgroups of SSc patients. DXA scanning, performed in 104 participants from the Australian Scleroderma Cohort Study, revealed that 33.0% of the participants had osteoporosis and ...

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