Arch Dis Child 84:183-184 doi:10.1136/adc.84.2.183
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Bone density in asthmatic children treated with inhaled corticosteroids


Volumetric trabecular bone mineral density of the lumbar spine (vTBMD) and distal radius (rTBMD) were measured in 20 prepubertal white asthmatic children treated with moderate to high doses of inhaled corticosteroids. The median standard deviation score for vTBMD (0.20, −0.56 to 2.09) and rTBMD (−0.04, −0.82 to 1.39) were within the normal range.