Journal article

DIFFERENTIAL-EFFECTS OF ENDOCRINE DYSFUNCTION ON THE AXIAL AND THE APPENDICULAR SKELETON

E SEEMAN, HW WAHNER, KP OFFORD, R KUMAR, WJ JOHNSON, BL RIGGS

Journal of Clinical Investigation | AMER SOC CLINICAL INVESTIGATION INC | Published : 1982

Abstract

In 100 patients with various types of endocrine dysfunction, we measured bone mineral density (BMD) at the midradius (greater than 95% cortical bone) and distal radius (75% cortical and 25% trabecular bone) by single photon absorptiometry and at the lumbar spine (greater than 66% trabecular bone) using the new technique of dual photon absorptiometry. BMD in each endocrine disorder deviated in at least one site from the sex-specific age regression of 187 normal subjects. For patients with primary hyperparathyroidism, hypercortisolism, and hyperthyroidism this deviation was negative (suggesting bone loss), whereas for patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism due to chronic renal failure, ac..

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