Skeletal fluorosis due to excessive tea and toothpaste consumption

S. Joshi, T. Hlaing, G. M. Whitford, J. E. Compston

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We describe the case of a 53-year-old woman who presented with a metatarsal fracture and was found to have a bone mineral density (BMD) T-score of +11 in the lumbar spine and +7.6 in the hip. Subsequent investigation revealed very high serum, urine and tissue fluoride levels, associated with excessive tea and toothpaste consumption. The case emphasises the need to exclude fluorosis in individuals with unexpectedly high BMD levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2557-2560
Number of pages4
JournalOsteoporosis International
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2011


  • Fluorosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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