The mineralization index--a new approach to the histomorphometric appraisal of osteomalacia.

Abstract

The histomorphometric diagnosis of osteomalacia depends on the conjunction of two or three independent criteria but for several reasons, both clinical and pathophysiologic, it would be useful to have a single index of severity. Accordingly, using an extensive library of normal values in 143 healthy women, we constructed the mineralization index (MI… (More)

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@article{Parfitt2004TheMI, title={The mineralization index--a new approach to the histomorphometric appraisal of osteomalacia.}, author={A. Michael Parfitt and Shijing Qiu and D. S. Rao}, journal={Bone}, year={2004}, volume={35 1}, pages={320-5} }