How often should bone mineral density be assessed in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

Updated: Apr 10, 2020
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Periodic assessment of bone mineral density is recommended for patients taking steroids for more than 3 months. [60] Agents used for osteoporosis prevention and treatment (eg, the bisphosphonates) are useful for preventing the bone loss associated with corticosteroid use.

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