Saket R Sanghai, Ira Shah
Department of Paediatric Medicine, B. J. Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis (IJO) is a term used to describe a primary osteoporosis of unknown etiology in prepubertal children. It is rarely described in the literature and treatment modalities vary with spontaneous remission also being reported at the time of puberty. We report a 5-year-old girl with IJO who had spinal deformities and was successfully treated with oral alendronate.
Keywords: Alendronate, children, juvenile osteoporosis.