Bone mineral density change in systemic lupus erythematosus: a 5-year followup study.

@article{Zhu2014BoneMD,
  title={Bone mineral density change in systemic lupus erythematosus: a 5-year followup study.},
  author={Tracy Yaner Zhu and James F. Griffith and Sze-Ki Au and Xiao-Lin Tang and Anthony Wai Leung Kwok and Ping-chung Leung and Edmund Kwok-Ming Li and Lai-shan Tam},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={41 10},
  pages={1990-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine changes of bone mineral density (BMD) over a 5-year period in a cohort of female patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and to identify factors predictive of BMD loss. METHODS Our longitudinal study involved 125 female patients with SLE with a mean (SD) age of 46.5 years (10.1) and a median disease duration of 10.4 years. Demographics and clinical data were collected and BMD at the femoral neck, total hip, and lumbar spine (L1-4) was performed by using dual… CONTINUE READING

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