post-renal transplant osteopenia

post-renal transplant osteopenia

Renal transplant osteonecrosis A phenomenon characterized by ↓ mineral density of the vertebrae, ↓ PTH, phosphorus, and alk phos, and ↑ calcitriol, attributed to the toxic effects of corticosteroids. See Kidney transplantation.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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