Anti-citrullinated protein antibodies are associated with decreased bone mineral density: baseline data from a register of early arthritis patients


Since the previous studies showed that anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (ACPA) can induce osteoclasts differentiation and activation, even before arthritis onset, the aim of our study was to determine whether ACPA-positivity is associated with lower bone mineral density (BMD) at baseline visit of a register of early arthritis (EA) patients. The study… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00296-017-3674-9


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