Bone in idiopathic and symptomatic epilepsy.

  title={Bone in idiopathic and symptomatic epilepsy.},
  author={Raj D. Sheth and B. P. Hermann},
  journal={Epilepsy research},
  volume={78 1},
OBJECTIVE Bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced in epilepsy and may underlie the observed increased fracture rate. Non-ambulatory patients have reduced BMD, although, it is not clear if normally weight bearing ambulatory patients are similarly vulnerable. DESIGN Cross-sectional study examining age- and gender-specific z-score total bone mineral density (z-BMD) in 116 normally ambulatory children with epilepsy between ages 6 and 18 years (79 idiopathic epilepsy and 37 symptomatic epilepsy… CONTINUE READING