Osteopenia of prematurityOOsteopenia of prematurityOsteopenia of prematurityEnglishNeonatology;Orthopaedics/MusculoskeletalPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NASkeletal systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZAndrew James, BSc, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPCAideen Moore, MD, FRCPC, MRCPI, MHSc12.000000000000031.0000000000000120.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about osteopenia, a decrease in bone density and ultimately bone strength. Osteopenia is treated with nutritional supplements such as vitamin D.</p><p>Osteopenia is a decrease in bone density and ultimately bone strength. Some degree of osteopenia is common in lower birth weight preemies. The condition puts premature babies at risk for fractures.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Osteopenia is a decrease in bone density and bone strength.</li> <li>Osteopenia is treated with nutritional supplements to promote bone growth.</li></ul>
L’ostéopénie de la prématuritéLL’ostéopénie de la prématuritéOsteopenia of prematurityFrenchNeonatology;Orthopaedics/MusculoskeletalPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NASkeletal systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZAndrew James, BSc, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPCAideen Moore, MD, FRCPC, MRCPI, MHSc12.000000000000031.0000000000000120.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Lisez au sujet de l’ostéopénie, une baisse de densité de l’os menant à la fragilisation de l’os. L’ostéopénie est traitée avec des suppléments alimentaires comme de la vitamine D.</p><p>L’ostéopénie est une baisse de la densité de l’os mènent à la fragilisation de l’os. L’ostéopénie est courante à un degré quelconque chez les bébés prématurés à faible poids. Cette condition entraîne un risque plus grand de fractures.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>L’ostéopénie est une diminution de la densité osseuse et une fragilisation de l’os.</li> <li>L’ostéopénie est traitée au moyen de suppléments nutritionnels afin de promouvoir la croissance des os.</li></ul>

 

 

Osteopenia of prematurity1781.00000000000Osteopenia of prematurityOsteopenia of prematurityOEnglishNeonatology;Orthopaedics/MusculoskeletalPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NASkeletal systemConditions and diseasesPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZAndrew James, BSc, MBChB, FRACP, FRCPCAideen Moore, MD, FRCPC, MRCPI, MHSc12.000000000000031.0000000000000120.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about osteopenia, a decrease in bone density and ultimately bone strength. Osteopenia is treated with nutritional supplements such as vitamin D.</p><p>Osteopenia is a decrease in bone density and ultimately bone strength. Some degree of osteopenia is common in lower birth weight preemies. The condition puts premature babies at risk for fractures.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Osteopenia is a decrease in bone density and bone strength.</li> <li>Osteopenia is treated with nutritional supplements to promote bone growth.</li></ul><p>Sometimes osteopenia is accompanied by rickets, a further weakening of the bones due to a lack of calcification (build up of calcium to harden the bones). This can be caused by a lack of vitamin D in the baby’s system, an inability to metabolize vitamin D, or a lack of minerals such as calcium. In most cases the condition is not serious and will not develop into further problems as the child grows. </p> <p>Osteopenia is treated with nutritional supplements, mostly vitamin D and minerals, to promote bone growth. Additionally, gentle movement also promotes growth. </p> <h3>Related:</h3> <p><a href="/Article?contentid=1818&language=English">Diagnosis of osteopenia of prematurity​</a></p> <p><a href="/Article?contentid=1847&language=English">Treatment of osteopenia of prematurity</a></p>Osteopenia of prematurity

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