Low Bone Density Puts SMA Children in China at Risk for Fractures

Low Bone Density Puts SMA Children in China at Risk for Fractures

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Low Bone Density Puts SMA Children in China at Risk for Fractures

Children with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 2 or 3 in China have lower bone mineral density — putting them at increased risk for bone fractures — compared with healthy children of the same age and sex, a study has found. Furthermore, SMA type 2 children had significantly lower bone density than those with SMA type 3. Regular monitoring of bone density and taking appropriate treatment measures in Chinese children with different types of SMA…

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