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Br J Rheumatol. 1994 May;33(5):480-1.

Osteoporosis and fracture complications in an amenorrhoeic athlete.

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British Olympic Medical Centre, Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, Middlesex.


We present the case of a 30-yr-old runner with amenorrhoea. She developed skeletal problems including low bone density and stress fractures. She then developed a (presumed) osteoporotic fracture of the proximal humerus. This is the first case report of such a fracture in a woman with athletic amenorrhoea and demonstrates that this disorder should not be regarded as a benign condition.

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