The use of bisphosphonates in pediatrics.

  title={The use of bisphosphonates in pediatrics.},
  author={Giampiero Igli Baroncelli and Silvano Bertelloni},
  journal={Hormone research in paediatrics},
  volume={82 5},
Bisphosphonates are widely used for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in adulthood. In the last years, bisphosphonates have been increasingly used in pediatric patients for the treatment of a growing number of disorders associated with osteoporosis, resistant hypercalcemia or heterotopic calcifications. The use of bisphosphonates in pediatric patients has been proven safe; however, the risk of potential severe consequences into adulthood should be kept in mind. Well-defined criteria… CONTINUE READING
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