hrp0097p1-220 | Bone, Growth Plate and Mineral Metabolism | ESPE2023

Evaluation of Bone mineral density and Nutritional status in children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy. Implications for Fracture risk and Quality of Life.

Muzna Arif Dr , Mohammad Raza Dr , Fozia Memon Dr , Shahnaz Ibrahim Dr , Khadija Nuzhat Humayun Dr

Introduction Up to 75% of Cerebral palsy(CP) children are of spastic diplegic & quadriplegic types with severe malnutrition found in 35% of them which is multifactorial. Motor impairment is strongly corelated with Gross Motor Function Classification(GMFCS) level 3 and above, malnutrition, and low bone mineral density(BMD) assessed via dual energy x-ray absorptiometry(DXA) scan. These children have low age adjusted BMD z scores <-2SD subsequently increas...