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Am J Med. 2009 Jul;122(7):599-604. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2009.01.022.

Osteoporosis in inflammatory bowel disease.

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Department of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA.

Abstract

Osteoporosis commonly afflicts patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and many factors link the 2 states together. A literature review was conducted about the pathophysiology of osteoporosis in relation to inflammatory bowel disease. Screening guidelines for osteoporosis in general as well as those directed at patients with inflammatory bowel disease are reviewed, as are currently available treatment options. The purpose of this article is to increase physician awareness about osteopenia and osteoporosis occurring in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and to provide basic, clinically relevant information about the pathophysiology and guidelines to help them treat these patients in a cost-effective manner.

PMID:
19559158
PMCID:
PMC2894700
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjmed.2009.01.022
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