Osteoporosis of pregnancy: Long-term follow-up of patients and their offspring

Laura D. Carbone, Genaro M.A. Palmieri, Stanley C. Graves, Katherine Smull

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Abstract

Background: The usual course of osteoporosis of pregnancy is complete resolution without recurrence. We report the 10-year follow-up of two patients with osteoporosis of pregnancy and their offspring. Cases: A 30-year-old woman presented with right hip pain at 30 weeks' gestation. Single-photon absorptiometry of the distal radius showed osteopenia, which persisted on 10-year follow-up. A dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry performed on the 11-year-old daughter of this pregnancy showed osteopenia. A 26-year-old woman presented with left hip pain at 16 weeks' gestation. Single-photon absorptiometry of the distal radius showed osteopenia, which persisted on 10-year follow-up. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry performed on the 13-year-old daughter of this pregnancy showed osteopenia. Conclusion: Osteoporosis of the hip discovered during pregnancy may not be a transient process and should prompt a search for osteopenia in both mother and offspring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)664-666
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Volume86
Issue number4 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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