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What diseases can lead to osteoporosis in children?

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Some of the diseases that can lead to osteoporosis in children include:

  • anorexia nervosa
  • Cushing's syndrome
  • cystic fibrosis
  • diabetes
  • homocystinuria, a genetic metabolic disorder
  • hyperparathyroidism
  • hyperthyroidism
  • juvenile arthritis
  • kidney disease
  • leukemia
  • malabsorption syndrome
  • osteogenesis imperfecta, sometimes called brittle bone disease

From: Types of Osteoporosis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Department of Health and Human Services: "Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2004."

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Frequently Asked Questions" and  "Osteoporosis in Children and Adolescents."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 20, 2017

SOURCES:

Department of Health and Human Services: "Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General, 2004."

National Osteoporosis Foundation: "Frequently Asked Questions" and  "Osteoporosis in Children and Adolescents."

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 20, 2017

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