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Bone loss in inflammatory Bowel disease: our multicentric study

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Author(s): Alessandro Geraci | Giovanni Tomasello | Provvidenza Damiani | Guido Mazzoccato | Luca Marinato | Andrea Nastasi | Mauro Gasparo

Journal: Endocrinology Studies
ISSN 2038-9515

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: e3;
Date: 2011;
Original page

ABSTRACT
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at increased risk of developing disorder in bone and mineral metabolism The study was aimed to determine if inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a risk factor for osteoporosis in 103 adult patients. We included 103 IBD patients, 67 patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) and 36 with ulcerative colitis (UC). Bone mineral density was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. We used T score to express bone loss (osteopenia: -2.5 SD
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