Vertebral compression fractures in pediatric patients with Crohn´s disease: case reports


Authors: Čagalová Alžbeta 1;  Čierna Iveta 1;  Tichá Ľubica 1;  Trepáč Martin 2;  Podracká Ľudmila 1
Authors‘ workplace: Detská klinika LF UK a Národný ústav detských chorôb, Bratislava 1;  Ortopedická klinika LF UK a Národný ústav detských chorôb, Bratislava 2
Published in: Clinical Osteology 2018; 23(3): 126-131
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Overview

Alterations in bone metabolism are a common complication of inflammatory bowel disease. In pediatric patients, the changes present themselves as growth retardation, decrese in bones mass with changes of its microstructure. Pathological changes can be seen already at the time of diagnosis of primary disease. Pathogenesis of bone loss is multifactorial. Symptoms of skeletal involvement include severe bone pain, backache, kyphosis and fractures. In the article, we present two interesting case reports of adolescents with osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures that have been manifested during Crohn’s disease.

Keywords:

bone metabolism – children – Crohn’s disease – vertebral compression fractures


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