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    Osteoporosis in pediatrics: don't forget celiac disease
    • Valentina Kiren, M.D.
    • Other Contributors:
      • Giovanna Ventura, and Chiara Zanchi

    We read with great interest the paper by Shaw “Osteoporosis in pediatrics” (Arch. Dis. Child. Ed. Pract., December issue). The author doesn’t cite celiac disease as a specific cause of osteoporosis in children, although he correctly recommends celiac screening in case of suspected secondary osteoporosis.

    A diminished bone mineral density with z score lower than -1.0 standard deviation (SD) can be found in up to...

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