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Assessment of Secondary Osteoporosis

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The first step is the separation of “primary” or “idiopathic” from the “secondary” osteoporoses which have an underlying cause, i.e. a specific disease or disorder. “Primary” osteoporosis refers mainly to postmenopausal and age-related involutional osteoporoses, in spite of the fact that a number of factors contributing to their pathogenesis are already known. Secondary osteoporoses are responsible for about 20 % of all osteoporotic fractures (Table 44.1). Secondary causes of osteoporosis, i.e. as co-morbidities, are also frequent in older patients who already have primary involutional osteoporosis. Physicians should consider the possible causes of secondary osteoporosis particularly when patients present as follows with:

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Bartl, R., Bartl, C. (2017). Assessment of Secondary Osteoporosis. In: Bone Disorders . Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29182-6_44

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