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Osteoporosis in ankylosing spondylitis - prevalence, risk factors and methods of assessment


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Title: Osteoporosis in ankylosing spondylitis - prevalence, risk factors and methods of assessment
Authors: Klingberg, Eva
Lorentzon, Mattias
Mellström, Dan
Geijer, Mats
Göthlin, Jan
Hilme, Elisabet
Hedberg, Martin
Carlsten, Hans
Forsblad-d'Elia, Helena
Issue Date: 8-May-2012
Publication type: article, peer reviewed scientific
Organization: Department of Rheumatology and Inflammation Research, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Guldhedsgatan 10A, S-413 46 Göteborg, Sweden
Centre for Bone and Arthritis Research, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Vita stråket 11, S-413 45 Göteborg, Sweden
Citation: Arthritis Research & Therapy. 2012 May 08;14(3):R108
Abstract: Abstract Introduction Osteoporosis can be a complication of ankylosing spondylitis (AS), but diagnosing spinal osteoporosis can be difficult since pathologic new bone formation interferes with the assessment of the bone mineral density (BMD). The aims of the current study were to investigate prevalence and risk factors for reduced BMD in a Swedish cohort of AS patients, and to examine how progressive ankylosis influences BMD with the use of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of the lumbar sp... more
ISBN: http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/ar3833
ISSN: 1478-6354
Description: © 2012 Klingberg et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/29324
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