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Idiopathic Juvenile Osteoporosis- a rare cause of osteoporosis reported in a five year old boy
Aradhana Mishra, Jyotsna Shrivastav, Rashmi Dwivedi, Shailendra Patidar.
Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College, Bhopal, India.
Idiopathic Juvenile osteoporosis (IJO) is a rare primary bone demineralization disorder that presents in childhood. Because of the difficulty in diagnosis, it is unfamiliar to most pediatricians and there is a long list of differential diagnosis. We report a five year old boy who presented with generalized osteoporosis. Diagnosis of IJO was made by excluding other common causes of childhood osteoporosis.

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