Patient EducationNov | 22 | 2019
Low bone density is a condition in which bones are less dense and therefore weaker than they should be at that age. Low bone density with a significant fracture history is called osteoporosis. The care team will let you know if your child has a significant fracture history.
Your child is at risk of having low bone density if they have one or more of these risk factors:
There are many causes of low bone density. The most common causes in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) include: