Low bone density | Conditions We Treat | Pediatric Endocrinology Specialty | UC Davis Children's Hospital

Low bone density

Children can develop low bone mineral density from multiple causes. Low bone density can occur from certain genetic conditions, specific medications or as part of another medical condition.

Diagnostics and treatment

An imaging test known as a DEXA scan can measure the overall bone strength of a child. If low bone mineral density is found, there may be greater risk of bone fractures. Depending on the exact cause and severity, low bone density can be treated with nutritional intervention, oral medications and/or IV infusion therapy. 

Getting in touch with usReferrals and appointments

Clinic information

Our endocrine specialists provide diagnostics, consultations and treatment options in all areas of general endocrinology as well as providing expert care for specific endocrine disorders. Our specialty endocrinology clinics include:

Pediatric Endocrinology Clinic

2521 Stockton Boulevard, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA

The pediatric endocrinology clinic is located in the Glassrock Building on the UC Davis Health campus.

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For physician referrals or appointments


To see one of our specialists, a referral is required from your child’s primary care physician.