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Can dermal thickness measured by ultrasound biomicroscopy assist in determining osteoporosis risk?

Authors
  • Cagle, Perri E
  • Dyson, Mary
  • Gajewski, Byron
  • Lukert, Barbara
Type
Published Article
Journal
Skin research and technology : official journal of International Society for Bioengineering and the Skin (ISBS) [and] International Society for Digital Imaging of Skin (ISDIS) [and] International Society for Skin Imaging (ISSI)
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2007
Volume
13
Issue
1
Pages
95–100
Identifiers
PMID: 17250539
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This analysis indicated that the strongest association with bone density occurred between 1.0 and 1.5 mm of dermal thickness. In those subjects identified as having osteoporosis dermal thickness measure of > or =1.04 corresponds to 4% of the subjects having osteoporosis. If dermal thickness is <1.04 then 23% have osteoporosis.

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