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Anticoagulation linked to low BMD in children

Patel KN et al. Thrombosis & Hemostasis Societies of North America 2018, Poster 65.

Key clinical point: Low bone mineral density and vitamin D are not uncommon in chronically anticoagulated children.

Major finding: Of chronically anticoagulated children, 52% were vitamin D deficient and another 24% had insufficient levels of the nutrient.

Study details: A retrospective, single-center cohort study of 50 chronically anticoagulated children.

Disclosures: Dr. Patel reported having no financial disclosures.

Source: Patel KN et al. Thrombosis & Hemostasis Societies of North America 2018, Poster 65.

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Patel KN et al. Thrombosis & Hemostasis Societies of North America 2018, Poster 65.