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Does osteopenia cause fractured bones in infants? My son was taken from me an they are accusing us of abuse when he has been diagnosed with this disea

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes it could

.Osteopenia of prematurity – also known as neonatal rickets, rickets of prematurity or neonatal metabolic bone disease – is a common and important concern in neonatology, and effective management is hindered by difficulties in accurately assessing calcium and phosphate status and the ‘quality’ of bone deposition.
The you see for infant have rickets.

In brief: Yes it could

.Osteopenia of prematurity – also known as neonatal rickets, rickets of prematurity or neonatal metabolic bone disease – is a common and important concern in neonatology, and effective management is hindered by difficulties in accurately assessing calcium and phosphate status and the ‘quality’ of bone deposition.
The you see for infant have rickets.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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