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[SECONDARY OSTEOPOROSIS IN GASTROINTESTINAL DISEASES]

FUSZEK Péter

FEBRUARY 18, 2014

LAM Extra for General Practicioners - 2014;6(01)

[Gastrointestinal disease is often overlooked or simply forgotten as a cause of osteoporosis. In a number of gastrointestinal diseases, sometimes because of the medicines used for their treatment, malabsorption syndrome may occur. Malabsorption might lead to insufficient absorption of calcium, phosphate, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin K and proteins, which can cause osteopenia, osteoporosis and osteomalacia. In this paper, we aim to review the gastroenterological diseases that can lead to osteoporosis and treatment strategies.]

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