Skeletal fluorosis due to excessive tea and toothpaste consumption

S. Joshi, T. Hlaing, Gary M. Whitford, J. E. Compston

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Abstract

We describe the case of a 53-year-old woman who presented with a metatarsal fracture and was found to have a bone mineral density (BMD) T-score of +11 in the lumbar spine and +7.6 in the hip. Subsequent investigation revealed very high serum, urine and tissue fluoride levels, associated with excessive tea and toothpaste consumption. The case emphasises the need to exclude fluorosis in individuals with unexpectedly high BMD levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2557-2560
Number of pages4
JournalOsteoporosis International
Volume22
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2011

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Toothpastes
Tea
Bone Density
Metatarsal Bones
Fluorides
Hip
Spine
Urine
Serum

Keywords

  • Fluorosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

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Skeletal fluorosis due to excessive tea and toothpaste consumption. / Joshi, S.; Hlaing, T.; Whitford, Gary M.; Compston, J. E.

In: Osteoporosis International, Vol. 22, No. 9, 01.09.2011, p. 2557-2560.

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Joshi, S. ; Hlaing, T. ; Whitford, Gary M. ; Compston, J. E. / Skeletal fluorosis due to excessive tea and toothpaste consumption. In: Osteoporosis International. 2011 ; Vol. 22, No. 9. pp. 2557-2560.
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