Bone mineral density in patients with recently diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease.

  title={Bone mineral density in patients with recently diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Erik J. Schoon and Bertil Blok and Bertine J. Geerling and Maurice G. V. M. Russel and Reinhold W. Stockbr{\"u}gger and Robert Jan M Brummer},
  volume={119 5},
BACKGROUND & AIMS A high prevalence of osteoporosis is reported in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and its pathogenesis is not completely resolved. We investigated whether bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with IBD at diagnosis is lower than in population controls, and whether BMD differs between patients with Crohn's disease and those with ulcerative colitis. METHODS In 68 patients and 68 age- and gender-matched population controls, BMD of total body, spine, and hip was assessed using… CONTINUE READING


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