Osteoporosis in adults with intellectual disabilities.

  title={Osteoporosis in adults with intellectual disabilities.},
  author={Louis R. Petrone},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={105 2},
The medical care of adults with intellectual disabilities (ID) originates in primary care physicians' offices. With the move toward the deinstitutionalization of these individuals in the 1970s and 1980s and the increasing longevity of this population, more adults with disabilities are living in the community. Primary care providers need to be comfortable with treating the conditions of these individuals with special needs. Individuals with ID are at higher than average risk for many chronic… CONTINUE READING

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