Predictors of bone mineral density reduction in adolescents with anorexia nervosa.

@article{Castro2000PredictorsOB,
  title={Predictors of bone mineral density reduction in adolescents with anorexia nervosa.},
  author={Josefina Castro and Luisa L{\'a}zaro and Françesca Pons and Irene Halperin and J Tomin Toro},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={39 11},
  pages={1365-70}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine which variables are associated with a significant reduction in bone mineral density (BMD) in adolescent anorexia nervosa and to establish guidelines for indication of bone densitometry. METHOD One hundred seventy patients (treated from 1997 until 1999), aged 10 to 17 years, with a DSM-IV diagnosis of anorexia nervosa were evaluated by dual-energy-x-ray absorptiometry in the lumbar spine (L2-L4) and the femoral neck. The results were compared with the normative data for… CONTINUE READING

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