Juvenile osteoporosis

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Juvenile osteoporosis is osteoporosis in children and adolescents.

Osteoporosis is rare in children and adolescents. When it occurs, it is usually secondary to some other condition,[1] e.g. osteogenesis imperfecta, rickets, eating disorders or arthritis. In some cases, there is no known cause and it is called idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis. Idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis usually goes away spontaneously.[2]

Also, child abuse should be suspected in recurring cases of bone fracture.


Treatment for secondary juvenile osteoporosis focuses on treating any underlying disorder.


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