Bone density in asthmatic children treated with inhaled corticosteroids
- aDepartment of Paediatric Medicine, Saint Mary's Hospital for Women & Children, Hathersage Road, Manchester M13 0JH, UK, bDepartment of Respiratory Medicine, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Hospital Road, Manchester M27 4HA, UK, cClinical Radiology, Imaging Science & Biomedical Engineering, Stopford Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Road M13 9PT, UK
- Dr Mughal
- Accepted 4 July 2000
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.