Osteoporosis is a progressive, systemic skeletal disease characterized by decreased bone mass and micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue leading to increased bone fragility and susceptibility to fractures.
The more risk factors (eg history of fracture, advanced age, comorbidities, etc) that are present, the greater the risk of fracture.

Differential Diagnosis

  • Fracture which may be caused by primary or metastatic cancer, osteomalacia, osteonecrosis, infection, Paget’s disease, or fibrous dysplasia  
  • Decreased bone density which may be caused by hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, chronic renal and liver disease, renal calcium leak, vitamin D deficiency, malabsorption, drugs, cancer therapy
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