PAUL L. LONGSTRETH; L. RUSSELL MALINAK, M.D.
To the editor: The condition, transient osteoporosis, first reported by Curtiss and Kincaid in 1959 (1) and discussed by Hunter and Kelly (2) in their editorial note "Bone Scans in Transient Osteoporosis," is now considered to be a specific entity, although its cause is still unknown. Bone biopsies from patients with transient osteoporosis have suggested bone necrosis and resorption when taken early in the illness and new bone formation later (3). The radioisotope scanning technique has been used to assess the remodeling rate in patients with transient osteoporosis and may throw further light on this syndrome. The disease seems to
PAUL L. LONGSTRETH, L. RUSSELL MALINAK. Hydroxyproline and Transient Osteoporosis. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:833. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-833_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):833.
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