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What diseases and causes lead to secondary juvenile osteoporosis?

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Secondary osteoporosis is the most common kind of juvenile osteoporosis. It means that another medical condition is causing the osteoporosis, such as:

  • Juvenile arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Leukemia
  • Celiac disease
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta ("brittle bone disease")
  • Homocystinuria (a genetic metabolic disorder)
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • Malabsorption syndromes
  • Anorexia nervosa or other eating disorders
  • Kidney disease

SOURCES:

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford: "Juvenile Osteoporosis."

Catherine Gordon, MD, director, Bone Health Program, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Juvenile Osteoporosis" and "Osteoporosis: Peak Bone Mass in Women."

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Juvenile Osteoporosis Clinical Trial, Medical University of South Carolina."

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on May 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford: "Juvenile Osteoporosis."

Catherine Gordon, MD, director, Bone Health Program, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Juvenile Osteoporosis" and "Osteoporosis: Peak Bone Mass in Women."

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Juvenile Osteoporosis Clinical Trial, Medical University of South Carolina."

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch on May 02, 2018

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