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  • Estrogen (women) or androgen (men) deficiency
  • Cushing's syndrome or glucocorticoid administration
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Drugs: alcohol, tobacco, excessive vitamin D or A, heparin
  • Immobilization
Genetic disorders
  • Aromatase deficiency
  • Type I collagen mutations
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Idiopathic juvenile and adult osteoporosis
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Homocystinuria
  • Malignancy, especially multiple myeloma
  • Liver disease, rheumatoid arthritis, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus
  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Protein-calorie malnutrition
  • Vitamin C deficiency
  • Copper deficiency
  • Systemic mastocytosis

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Last updated: December 1, 2014


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Osteoporosis." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Medicine Central, im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114315/all/Osteoporosis.
Zeiger RF. Osteoporosis. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114315/all/Osteoporosis. Accessed June 27, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Osteoporosis. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114315/all/Osteoporosis
Zeiger RF. Osteoporosis [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 June 27]. Available from: https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114315/all/Osteoporosis.
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