[Correlation between sclerostin level and radiographic changes in patients with ankylosing spondylitis].

OBJECTIVE To explore the serum level of sclerostin in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients and evaluate its diagnostic value and the relationship of sclerostin with inflammation and ossification process in AS. METHODS A total of 75 AS patients and 45 healthy controls were enrolled into this randomized controlled study. The clinical indices (age, gender… CONTINUE READING