BMD and body composition in children and young patients affected by cystic fibrosis.

@article{Bianchi2006BMDAB,
  title={BMD and body composition in children and young patients affected by cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Maria Luisa Bianchi and Giovanna Romano and Silvia Saraifoger and Diana Costantini and Cristina Limonta and Carla Colombo},
  journal={Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={388-96}
}
UNLABELLED Longer survival in cystic fibrosis has led to more bone complications. One hundred thirty-six young patients were studied for 12-24 months. Low BMD was found in 66%. Fat mass and lean mass were also reduced. Impaired pulmonary function and total steroid dose had the greatest negative influence on bone. INTRODUCTION Low BMD is reported as a frequent complication in adult patients affected by cystic fibrosis (CF), but the available data are less consistent for younger patients… CONTINUE READING

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