Secondary osteoporosis: pathophysiology & diagnosis.

@article{Emkey2014SecondaryOP,
  title={Secondary osteoporosis: pathophysiology & diagnosis.},
  author={Gregory R. Emkey and Sol Epstein},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  year={2014},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={911-35}
}
Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease characterized by decreased bone mass and microarchitectural changes in bone tissue that increase the susceptibility to fracture. Secondary osteoporosis is loosely defined as low bone mineral density or increased risk of fragility fracture caused by any factor other than aging or postmenopausal status. The purpose of this review is to discuss the current understanding of the pathophysiology and contribution to fracture risk of many of the more common causes of… CONTINUE READING

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