[Osteometric features of duodenal ulcer disease in children depending on the clinical course of the illness].Eksp Klin Gastroenterol 2003; (1):39-41, 182EK
In order to study the state of the bone tissue in children with duodenal ulcer, we conducted research of peripheral parts of the radius and ulna at the computer osteodensitometer DTX-100 (Denmark) with the help of the quality X-ray absorptiometry method. Osteopenias of various degrees of severity were revealed in 47.22% of patients under study. The critical age periods for osteopenia formation in children with duodenal ulcers is the age of 12-15 in girls and 13-16 in boys. We revealed a clear dependence of the mineral content and mineral density of the bone tissue on particular characteristics of the duodenal ulcer clinical course.