Letters Osteoporosis

What of Asian, African, and South American patients?

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39070.651481.3A (Published 04 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:8
  1. Suranjith L Seneviratne, consultant clinical immunologist1,
  2. Padmalal Gurugama, registrar in internal medicine2,
  3. Devaka J Fernando, consultant endocrinologist3
  1. 1Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester M13 9WL suran200@yahoo.co.uk
  2. 2Peradeniya Teaching Hospital, Sri Lanka
  3. 3Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire NG17 4JT

    Poole and Compston highlight important points on osteoporosis that practising clinicians need to consider.1 However, doctors managing patients from ethnic minorities in developed Western countries (nearly 10-20% in some UK cities, such as Manchester) or developing countries in Asia, Africa, and South America would wish to know if and how recommendations on diagnosis, management, and prognosis apply to their individual patients. …

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