Which patient groups have the highest prevalence of organ transplantation-related osteoporosis?

Updated: Jul 02, 2020
  • Author: Carmel M Fratianni, MD, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Women are at greater risk for all forms of osteoporosis. Women with small frames and low body weight (ie, < 70 kg) are particularly at risk; White or Asian women are at highest risk. Postmenopausal women (particularly women with early spontaneous or surgical menopause) are at increased risk because of estrogen deficiency. [65] Women with a history of prolonged periods of amenorrhea and hypogonadism are also at increased risk


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