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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 9. No. 2, 2004

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2004;9:158-161

Case Report

Idiopathic Juvenile Osteoporosis

KL Yam, GMS Wong


Children with idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis typically presents in the prepubertal period with pain in the back and extremities, multiple fractures and radiological evidence of osteoporosis. Vertebral collapse and metaphyseal compression fractures of long bones are common. The diagnosis is made after excluding other causes of osteoporosis in this age group. The disease is self-limiting with spontaneous resolution after the onset of puberty. Management is directed at minimising permanent deformities. The clinical features, management and outcome of two cases of idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis were reported.

Keyword : Bone pain; Fractures; Juvenile; Osteoporosis

Abstract in Chinese


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