An update on the diagnosis of osteoporosis.

  title={An update on the diagnosis of osteoporosis.},
  author={J. A. Kanis},
  journal={Current rheumatology reports},
  volume={2 1},
  • J. A. Kanis
  • Published 2000 in Current rheumatology reports
In 1994 the World Health Organization (WHO) proposed guidelines for the diagnosis of osteoporosis based on measurement of bone mineral density. These guidelines have been widely used for epidemiologic studies, clinical research, and treatment strategies. This update reviews the recent literature that has highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of diagnostic thresholds. 

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