What is the role of a skeletal survey in the workup for chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children?

Updated: Jul 21, 2020
  • Author: Sanjeev Gulati, MD, MBBS, DNB(Peds), DM, DNB(Neph), FIPN(Australia), FICN, FRCPC(Canada); Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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A skeletal survey is useful in evaluating for secondary hyperparathyroidism, a component of osteodystrophy, as well as for bone-age estimation before starting or in continuation of growth hormone therapy. [19]


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