All Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Should Have Bone Density Assessment: Pro Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Bone loss is a common problem for individuals with inflammatory bowel disease. Corticosteroids play an important role in the development of osteoporosis in these patients; however, active disease and longer disease duration also appear to increase the risk of osteoporosis. Given the current burden of osteoporosis, bone mineral density is recommended.

publication date

  • May 2001