Osteoporosis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis- a practical approach to diagnosis and therapy

  title={Osteoporosis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis- a practical approach to diagnosis and therapy},
  author={Johannes Roth and Susanne M Bechtold and Gudrun Borte and Frank Dressler and Hermann Josef Girschick and Michael Borte},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
In all subgroups of juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a decrease in bone mass has been described in a high percentage of children. Recently, new pathogenetic concepts have identified muscle mass as the strongest predictor of bone mass and bone is now recognized as part of the musculoskeletal system. In addition, the sophisticated use of bone densitometry in pediatrics, including new measurement techniques, has provided the tools for a reliable assessment. A standardized diagnostic approach to the… CONTINUE READING


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