Low bone mineral density in Crohn's disease, but not in ulcerative colitis, at diagnosis.

@article{Ghosh1994LowBM,
  title={Low bone mineral density in Crohn's disease, but not in ulcerative colitis, at diagnosis.},
  author={Subrata Ghosh and Simon Cowen and W James Hannan and Anne Ferguson},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1994},
  volume={107 4},
  pages={1031-9}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS The pathogenesis of low bone mineral density in patients with inflammatory bowel disease is unclear, and the relevance of secondary osteopenic influences is controversial. Our aim was to study bone mineral density in newly diagnosed patients. METHODS Bone mineral density and biochemical parameters of bone metabolism were measured in 15 patients with Crohn's disease and 15 patients with ulcerative colitis, all of whom were newly diagnosed. Lumbar and forearm bone mineral… CONTINUE READING
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