How is bone health affected by cystic fibrosis (CF)?

Updated: Oct 30, 2018
  • Author: Girish D Sharma, MD, FCCP, FAAP; Chief Editor: Kenan Haver, MD  more...
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A study by Kelly et al sought to characterize cortical and trabecular volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD), geometry, and biomechanical competence in children with CF and determine their relationship to growth, body composition, and disease severity. The study found that trabecular and cortical bone deficits are common in children and adolescents with cystic fibrosis and that females are at particular risk of poor bone health. [27, 28]


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