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Pregnancy-associated osteoporosis with hypercalcaemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12380703     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pregnancy-associated osteoporosis is an uncommon condition. It predominantly affects thinly built, primigravid, lactating women. These patients can sustain vertebral fractures with minimal or no trauma, resulting in significant morbidity. The association with hypercalcaemia is rare and typically occurs during the first few months postpartum, while lactating. This condition is, however, relatively benign and patients can expect to return to normal bone mineral density 6-12 months after breast-feeding has stopped.
H A Tran; N Petrovsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine journal     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1444-0903     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern Med J     Publication Date:    2002 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-16     Completed Date:  2003-02-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101092952     Medline TA:  Intern Med J     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  481-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Canberra Hospital, Woden, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Hypercalcemia / epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Osteoporosis / epidemiology*,  physiopathology
Pregnancy Complications* / physiopathology
Spinal Fractures / epidemiology

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