Juvenile osteoporosis idiopathic
A unusual type of osteoporosis that is seen in children of eight to 14 years. Idiopathic juvenile osteoporosis causes back and leg pain; kyphosis (curvature of the upper spine); increased susceptibility to fractures; walking difficulty. The disorder often arises suddenly and usually disappears by itself after two to four years. Treatment is aimed towards maintaining mobility and preventing fractures.