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NS4360 EAL Research Article Celiac diseaseD(1)

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Original article Prevalence of low bone mineral density in children and adolescents with celiac disease under treatment Prevalência de baixa densidade mineral óssea em crianças e adolescentes com doença celíaca em tratamento Maria Eugênia Farias Almeida MottaI, Maria Eduarda Nóbrega de FariaII, Gisélia Alves Pontes da SilvaIII Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Instituto Materno Infantil Professor Fernando Figueira (IMIP), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil ABSTRACT KEY WORDS: Celiac disease. Bone mineral density. Glutens. CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Low bone mineral density may be a finding among children and adolescents with celiac disease, including those undergoing treatment with a gluten-free diet, but the data are contradictory. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of bone mineral density abnormalities in patients on a gluten-free diet, considering age at diagnosis and duration of dietary treatment. Diet therapy. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional prevalence study at the Pediatric Gastroenterology Outpatient Clinic of Instituto Materno Infantil Professor Child. Fernando Figueira. Therapeutics. METHODS: Thirty-one patients over five years of age with celiac disease and on a gluten-free diet were enrolled. Bone mineral density (in g/cm2) was measured in the lumbar spine and whole body using bone densitometry and categorized using the criteria of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, i.e. low bone mineral density for chronological ...
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