rheumatology
Bone health

Spine x-ray needed in children with GC-treated rheumatic disease

A clinically significant number of children with rheumatic disorders develop vertebral fractures in the three years following glucocorticoid initiation, Canadian researchers have found. Writing in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Health the researchers say their findings highlight the need for a bone health assessment in at-risk patients that includes not only a DXA-based BMD but ...

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