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What is idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis?

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Idiopathic osteoporosis means that doctors don’t know what caused the disease. This type of juvenile osteoporosis is much less common. It seems to be more common in boys than in girls. It usually starts just before puberty. The child’s bone density may mostly recover during puberty, but still not quite be normal when bone mass peaks as an adult.

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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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