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Osteoporotic fractures are a common problem and associated with significant morbidity, mortality and costs. There is now increasing evidence that patients with coeliac disease are at an increased risk of osteoporotic fracture. With the advent of new therapeutic agents to reduce the risk of fracture, it is important to identify people at highest risk. The best predictors of future fracture include a previous osteoporotic fracture, low bone density, active inflammatory bowel disease, the use of oral corticosteroids and an increased risk of falling.

Original publication

DOI

10.1097/01.meg.0000059191.46867.2e

Type

Journal article

Journal

Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol

Publication Date

08/2003

Volume

15

Pages

865 - 868

Keywords

Accidental Falls, Administration, Oral, Adrenal Cortex Hormones, Bone Density, Celiac Disease, Fractures, Bone, Gastrointestinal Diseases, Humans, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Osteoporosis, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors