Bone protective agents in children

Claire Louise Wood, S Faisal Ahmed

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Evaluation of bone health in childhood is important to identify children who have inadequate bone mineralisation and who may benefit from interventions to decrease their risk of osteoporosis and subsequent fracture. There are no bone protective agents that are licensed specifically for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in children. In this review, we discuss the mechanism of action and use of bisphosphonates and other new and established bone protective agents in children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-508
JournalArchives of Disease in Childhood
Issue number5
Early online date24 Oct 2017
Publication statusPublished - May 2018


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