Osteoporosi secondarie

Translated title of the contribution: Secondary osteoporosis

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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.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)54-58
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale di Gerontologia
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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