Mineral metabolism in postmenopausal women with active rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Verstraeten1986MineralMI,
  title={Mineral metabolism in postmenopausal women with active rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Anne Verstraeten and Jan Dequeker},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1986},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={43-6}
}
Serum and urinary variables of bone mineral metabolism were studied in 49 postmenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Results were compared to those in a sex, age and menopausal age matched control group. No patient took corticosteroids, or had any disease other than RA which might affect bone. Total serum calcium was low in patients with RA compared to controls (9.0 +/- 0.5 mg% vs 9.3 +/- 0.3 mg%, p less than 0.005), but was normal when corrected for albumin (9.5 +/- 0.6 mg% vs 9.3… CONTINUE READING