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What increases the risk of juvenile osteoporosis?

Idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis has no known cause, so you can't know what increases risk. Secondary osteoporosis may have several causes, though. Medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, Cushing's syndrome, anorexia, malabsorption disorders, and hyperthyroidism all can affect bone mass in children. Parents who have children with these conditions should make sure their child's doctor is monitoring bone health. In addition, children taking medications such as corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, and anticonvulsants are also at increased risk for secondary osteoporosis.

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