Severe osteoporosis with vertebral fracturative progress in liver transplant: A case report

Roberta Bruno, Andrea Casabella, Augusto Palermo, Alfredo Nardi, Luigi Molfetta

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Abstract

The patients under liver transplant are always affected by osteometabolic secondary disease, which is linked with an epatic based damage, surgeon operation, phar-macologic transplant treatment and patient immobility. The candidates for liver transplant must follow the diag-nostical-therapeutic iter for osteoporosis in order to prevent the risk of spine hurt above all until the fracture which is a limit for a patient's recovery after the transplant. Six months after the transplant there is an impact of BMD decrease; for this reason these patients in the presurgery need on added therapy about calcium-25 (OH)D and antireabsorptive that had an important result to prevent the fracture. The clinic case showed that Teri-paratide therapy is efficient on prevent the BMD decrease without fracture and pain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)262-266
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Liver
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spine fracture
  • Teriparatide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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