Prevalence of osteoporosis and vertebral fractures and related factors in patients with ankylosing spondylitis


Ulu M. A., BATMAZ İ., DİLEK B., ÇEVİK R.

CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.127, no.15, pp.2740-2747, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 127 Issue: 15
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.0366-6999.20140367
  • Journal Name: CHINESE MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2740-2747
  • Keywords: ankylosing spondylitis, lateral lumbar dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, osteoporosis, vertebral fractures, BONE-MINERAL DENSITY, NECROSIS FACTOR-ALPHA, DISEASE-ACTIVITY, BIOCHEMICAL MARKERS, BODY-COMPOSITION, TURNOVER, MILD, MASS, SYNDESMOPHYTES, HYPERKYPHOSIS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background Osteoporosis and vertebral factures are well recognized features in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and risk factors of osteoporosis and vertebral fractures in patients with AS.