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Pregnancy associated osteoporosis--a case report.
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PMID:  22708337     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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Loss of bone mineral density (BMD)--usually temporary--occurs during pregnancy and lactation. Pregnancy associated osteoporosis (PAO) is an uncommon disease of unknown etiology. We present a case of a 35-year old woman with PAO, manifesting initially at the end of the first pregnancy as back pain. It reappeared in the second pregnancy four years later X-ray revealed multilevel compression fractures of Th12, L1, L2. DEXA showed L2-L4 T-score: -3.3 SD, hip T-score: -2.09 SD. Laboratory findings were irrelevant. She was put on antiresorptive treatment, calcium and vitamin D. Although there has been an improvement in BMD, the patient is a definite candidate for vertebral kyphoplasty due to disabling pain.
Authors:
Joanna Dytfeld; Wanda Horst-Sikorska
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ginekologia polska     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0017-0011     ISO Abbreviation:  Ginekol. Pol.     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374641     Medline TA:  Ginekol Pol     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Katedra i Zakład Medycyny Rodzinnej, Uniwersytet Medyczny im. Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu, Polska. dytfeld@poczta.onet.pl
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