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Jornal de Pediatria

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CAMPOS, Lúcia M. A.; LIPHAUS, Bernadete L.; SILVA, Clóvis A. A.  and  PEREIRA, Rosa M. R.. Osteoporosis in childhood and adolescence. J. Pediatr. (Rio J.) [online]. 2003, vol.79, n.6, pp.481-488. ISSN 0021-7557.

OBJECTIVE: To review recent data concerning osteoporosis and osteopenia in childhood and adolescence, focusing on diagnosis, prevention and treatment. SOURCES OF DATA: Literature review of Medline and Lilacs databases (1992 to 2002). SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS: Childhood osteoporosis is defined and classified. Imaging and laboratory diagnostic techniques are emphasized, as well as prevention and drug treatment. CONCLUSIONS: Pediatricians should identify the risk factors for osteoporosis and guide patients in terms of its prevention and treatment.

Keywords : Osteoporosis; children; adolescents.

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