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Pregnancy associated osteoporosis – a case report

Joanna Dyfeld, Wanda Horst-Sikorska
Ginekol Pol 2012;83(5).

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Abstract

Loss of bone mineral density (BMD) – usually temporary – occurs during pregnancy and lactation. Pregnancy associated osteoporosis (PAO) is an uncommon disease of unknown etiology. We present a case of a 35-year old woman with PAO, manifesting initially at the end of the first pregnancy as back pain. It reappeared in the second pregnancy, four years later. X-ray revealed multilevel compression fractures of Th12, L1, L2. DEXA showed L2-L4 T-score: -3.3 SD, hip T-score: -2.09 SD. Laboratory findings were irrelevant. She was put on antiresorptive treatment, calcium and vitamin D. Although there has been an improvement in BMD, the patient is a definite candidate for vertebral kyphoplasty due to disabling pain.

Abstract

Loss of bone mineral density (BMD) – usually temporary – occurs during pregnancy and lactation. Pregnancy associated osteoporosis (PAO) is an uncommon disease of unknown etiology. We present a case of a 35-year old woman with PAO, manifesting initially at the end of the first pregnancy as back pain. It reappeared in the second pregnancy, four years later. X-ray revealed multilevel compression fractures of Th12, L1, L2. DEXA showed L2-L4 T-score: -3.3 SD, hip T-score: -2.09 SD. Laboratory findings were irrelevant. She was put on antiresorptive treatment, calcium and vitamin D. Although there has been an improvement in BMD, the patient is a definite candidate for vertebral kyphoplasty due to disabling pain.
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Keywords

pregnancy, lactation, osteoporosis, bone mineral density

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Title

Pregnancy associated osteoporosis – a case report

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

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Vol 83, No 5 (2012)

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2012;83(5).

Keywords

pregnancy
lactation
osteoporosis
bone mineral density

Authors

Joanna Dyfeld
Wanda Horst-Sikorska

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