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ea0020p242 | Bone/Calcium | ECE2009

Peculiar features of bone disease in thalassemia: comparison with anorexia nervosa

Cattaneo Agnese , Danesi Leila , Scacchi Massimo , Carzaniga Chaiara , Vai Silvia , Ortolani Sergio , Cappellini Maria Domenica , Cavagnini Francesco

In thalassemic patients individual values of BMD measured by traditional DEXA are lower than those determined by QCT. The reason for this discrepancy is still controversial.Aim: To investigate bone features in a large group of thalassemic patients, compared with patients with anorexia nervosa, also characterized by precocious osteoporosis.Study design: Forty-six adult thalassemic subjects and 25 anorectic women were studied. In all...