Bone mineral density in juvenile onset Systemic lupus erythematosus

Reem Abdwani*, E. Abdulla, S. Yaroubi, H. Bererhi, I. Al-Zakwani

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Participants: Serial bone mineral density measurements in 27 patients with juvenile-onset systemic lupus were compared to 97 healthy age-matched controls.

Objective: To compare bone mineral density in patients with juvenile-onset Systemic lupus erythematosus and healthy controls.

Results: All patients with juvenile-onset had low bone mineral density scores at initial assessment that progressed over disease course. Low body mass index was independently associated with a decline in bone mineral density Z scores; disease activity, use of immunosuppressive agents and vitamin D levels were not risk factors.

Conclusion: Patients with juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus have low bone mineral density.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-40
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Pediatrics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015


  • Bone mass
  • Osteopenia
  • Vitamin D

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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