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ea0014p420 | (1) | ECE2007

Changes of bone metabolism at the onset of puberty

Csákváry Violetta , Toldy Erzsébet , Puskás Tamás , Kovács Gábor L. , Oroszlán György

Object: Adolescence is the period during which the greatest accrual of bone mineral occurs. During puberty, changes of bone metabolism primarily depend on maturity. Diagnosis and therapy of childhood bone diseases is difficult due to the lack of reference ranges of metabolic bone markers. Our aim was to establish the reference values of bone markers in primary school students (mean age: 13.2±1.2 years; 65 girls, 56 boys).Methods: The children were d...