Osteoporosis, that is induced or worsened by drugs or diseases, is defined secondary osteoporosis. The prevalence of secondary osteoporosis varies among the different studies and has been reported to be 20-30% in postmenopausal women and more than 50% in men. The causes of secondary osteoporosis are numerous and include, drug therapy, endocrine diseases, hematologic disorders, renal diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, immobilization, genetic disorders. This article describes the major causes.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Giornale di Gerontologia|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology