Juvenile osteoporosis

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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.

Signs and symptoms

The clinical presentation of Juvenile osteoporosis is as follows:[3]

  • Lower back pain
  • Difficulty walking
  • Fractures of lower extremities


The cause of this disorder is sometimes, not known (idiopathic) or due to an underlying condition[3]


Right radius distal angulation deformity

In terms of diagnosis we find the following is done:[3]


Treatment for secondary juvenile osteoporosis focuses on treating any underlying disorder.[4] Treatment of Juvenile osteoporosis can also include maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This is accomplished by exercising, keeping a balanced diet of proper food and drinks, as well as keeping your body full of the necessary vitamins. If needed, Juvenile osteoporosis can also be treated by undergoing physical therapy.[4]


  1. "Great Ormond Street factsheet". Archived from the original on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2009-03-12.
  2. "NIAMS page". Archived from the original on 2020-01-09. Retrieved 2021-01-27.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Juvenile Osteoporosis | NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center". www.bones.nih.gov. Archived from the original on 9 January 2020. Retrieved 1 March 2023.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "default - Stanford Children's Health". www.stanfordchildrens.org. Archived from the original on 2020-08-08. Retrieved 2020-09-12.

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