Bone Mineral Density and Metabolism in Familial Dysautonomia

  title={Bone Mineral Density and Metabolism in Familial Dysautonomia},
  author={Channa Maayan and Elchanan Bar-on and A. Joseph Foldes and Benjamin Gesundheit and Rivka Dresner Pollak},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
Familial dysautonomia (FD) patients suffer from multiple fractures and have reduced bone pain, which defers the diagnosis. The pathogenesis of bone fragility in FD is unknown. This study aimed to characterize bone mineral metabolism and density in FD. Seventy-nine FD patients aged 8 months to 48 years (mean age 13.9 ± 10.4 years, median 12.3) were studied. Clinical data included weight, height, bone age, weekly physical activity and history of fractures. Bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar… CONTINUE READING
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