A case of postpregnancy osteoporosis

Citation
A. Yamaga et al., A case of postpregnancy osteoporosis, EUR J OB GY, 88(1), 2000, pp. 107-109
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Reproductive Medicine
Journal title
EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS GYNECOLOGY AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY
ISSN journal
0301-2115 → ACNP
Volume
88
Issue
1
Year of publication
2000
Pages
107 - 109
Database
ISI
SICI code
0301-2115(200001)88:1<107:ACOPO>2.0.ZU;2-I
Abstract
A puerperant woman, who was previously healthy and had no disease known to affect bone metabolism, experienced lower back pain and lumbar vertebral fr actures during lactation. Both bone formation markers and resorption marker s were markedly elevated. Bone mineral density of the lumbar spine as measu red by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry was extremely low. She stopped lact ation through the use of bromocriptine because of the large volume of milk secretion. After treatment with calcitonin injections and the use of a cors et, her back pain gradually disappeared. This case appears to be postpregna ncy osteoporosis. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserve d.