hrp0082p2-d1-286 | Bone | ESPE2014

Musculoskeletal Health in Children with Crohn’s Disease at Diagnosis: Dynamic Muscle Function, Tibia Cortical and Trabecular Bone Density and Vertebral Fracture Prevalence

Ward Leanne M , Rauch Frank , Ma Jinhui , Scharke Maya , Cosgrove Heather , Matzinger Mary Ann , Shenouda Nazih , Benchimol Eric I , Mack David R

Background: The bone mass deficit in pediatric Crohn’s disease (CD) is associated with low total body lean mass and suppression of bone turnover.Objective and hypotheses: We examined at diagnosis whether the sarcopenia is associated with leg muscle hypofunction, changes in tibia muscle–bone indices as well as overt bone strength loss (vertebral fractures, VF).Method: 70% children with CD were studied within 2 weeks of dia...