Transplante hepático 2002
1.0 BACKGROUND AND SCOPE OF GUIDELINES
An important complication of chronic liver disease is osteodystrophy which includes osteoporosis and the much rarer osteomalacia. Both conditions are associated with significant morbidity through fractures resulting in pain, deformity, and immobility. There is also a further significant increase in the risk of fractures following liver transplantation for end-stage chronic liver disease.