Clinical skill update – Unusual cases in osteoporosis

In this CPD accredited report, six case studies focusing on the diagnostic skills needed to diagnose unusual causes of osteoporosis are presented.

You will learn:
To use anonymised case studies to focus on the diagnostic skills needed to diagnose unusual causes of osteoporosis
The first case with osteoporotic features is the result of undetected coeliac disease in a 50-year-old woman; treatment options are presented for this patient
The second case tracks a patient over 10 years before a diagnosis of primary hyperparathyroidism is made; an adenoma is identified, resected and effective patient treatment initiated
The third case describes the sequelae in a 41-year female who had anorexia nervosa in adolescence, options for treatment of the resultant osteoporosis are presented
The fourth case is an elderly patient with HIV on antiretroviral therapy with chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes, Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD), depression and severe osteoporosis. The pathophysiology of renal osteodystrophy is discussed, and options for osteoporotic treatment at various CKD stages are presented
The fifth case is patient with X-linked Hypophosphatemic Rickets, which had been missed in childhood
The sixth case is of unexplained bone growth due to genetic abnormality


ATTENTIONKindly note that if you attended the live webinar, you have already received 1 CPD point and will not be permitted to receive additional points for the report. Should this occur, the HPCSA will only record the 1 CPD point from the live webinar, invalidating any additional CPD points from the report. Please note deNovo Medica ensures uploading of your CPD points to the HPCSA: please don’t upload these yourself.

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