Bone mineral content in patients with Crohn's disease. A longitudinal study in patients with bowel resections.

@article{Staun1997BoneMC,
  title={Bone mineral content in patients with Crohn's disease. A longitudinal study in patients with bowel resections.},
  author={Michael Staun and Lone Tjellesen and M Thale and O P Schaadt and Stig Jarnum},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1997},
  volume={32 3},
  pages={226-32}
}
BACKGROUND Low bone mineral content (BMC) has been reported in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. The aim of the present study was to measure BMC in patients with Crohn's disease. METHODS BMC was monitored for a mean period of 5.5 years in 108 patients. The patients were divided into two groups: group A, patients with the colon preserved; group B, patients with a resected colon. The mean length of the resected small intestine was 90 cm. RESULTS The BMC of the lumbar spine expressed… CONTINUE READING
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