Bone metabolism in childhood rheumatic disease.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

There is an increasing appreciation among physicians about the importance of bone health in children as a potential modifiable risk factor for development of osteoporosis later in life. Many unanswered questions about normal pediatric bone health make the treatment and clinical investigation of bone disease in children with chronic rheumatic diseases challenging. Understanding normal bone biology along with the epidemiology and diagnosis of osteoporosis is the key to the understanding of the potential for abnormal bone metabolism in the juvenile rheumatic diseases.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rabinovich, CE

Published Date

  • August 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 655 - viii

PubMed ID

  • 12380374

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-857X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0889-857x(02)00017-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States