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Osteopenia In Childhood 

Ultrasound scanner is safe for determininfg bone density in children. Courtesy rah.sa.gov.au

Ultrasound scanner tests bone density in children. Courtesy rah.sa.gov.au

What Is Osteopenia In Childhood?

Osteopenia is a metabolic bone disorder characterized by diminished bone mass with the retention of normal cell appearance and high bone turnover.

That is, bone production does not keep up with bone loss. Bones looks normal on the outside but are thin on the inside, making them more susceptible to easy fractures.

Q: How is osteopenia diagnosed?

A: Bone mineral density (BMD) testing is required for diagnosis of osteopenia.

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