Stylianos Papakonstantinou

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Multiple sclerosis (MS) may be associated with reduced bone mass and higher frequency of osteoporosis. Femoral and spinal bone mineral density (BMD) in 70 ambulatory MS patients (46 females and 24 males) was compared with 100 sex-, age-, and BMI-matched control individuals. BMD was reduced in male patients (lumbar spine 0.976 ± 0.114 g/cm(2) compared with(More)
BACKGROUND Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating inflammatory disease of the central nervous system originated by a complex interplay of environmental and genetic factors. The association of MS with the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) class II alleles was investigated in MS patients in northwest Greece, in the geographical region of Epirus. OBJECTIVE(More)
BACKGROUND Polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene have been linked to both multiple sclerosis (MS) and osteoporosis. We examined the frequency of the Taq-I and Bsm-I polymorphisms of the vitamin D receptor (VDR) gene in 69 patients with MS and 81 age and sex-matched healthy individuals. Genotyping of Taq-I (rs731236) and Bsm-I (rs1544410) was(More)
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