Bone density in the Asian thalassaemic population: a cross-sectional review.

@article{Bielinski2001BoneDI,
  title={Bone density in the Asian thalassaemic population: a cross-sectional review.},
  author={Basia K Bielinski and Phil J Darbyshire and Lynne Mathers and Claudette Boivin and Nicholas J. Shaw},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2001},
  volume={90 11},
  pages={1262-6}
}
UNLABELLED As survival improves in beta-thalassaemia, osteoporosis is emerging as a significant problem. This study examines bone mineral density (BMD) of thalassaemic patients of Asian origin (age range 9.5-24 y) to evaluate the extent of problems in this group and identify potential risk factors. Eleven patients were scanned using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. BMD z-scores and the bone mineral apparent density (BMAD) z-scores were calculated, to correct for short stature. All but three… CONTINUE READING

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