Risks factors for low bone mineral density in pre-menopausal Mexican women with systemic lupus erythematosus

@article{MendozaPinto2008RisksFF,
  title={Risks factors for low bone mineral density in pre-menopausal Mexican women with systemic lupus erythematosus},
  author={C Mendoza-Pinto and M Garc{\'i}a-Carrasco and Hilda Sandoval-Cruz and Ricardo Orlando Esc{\'a}rcega and Mario Jim{\'e}nez-Hern{\'a}ndez and Ivet Etchegaray-Morales and Elena Soto-Vega and Margarita Mu{\~n}{\'o}z-Guarneros and Aurelio L{\'o}pez-Colombo and Margarita Delez{\'e}-Hinojosa and Ricard Cervera},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={28},
  pages={65-70}
}
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors for low bone mineral density (BMD) in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A cross-sectional study was conducted among 100 pre-menopausal patients with SLE. Patients were evaluated using a questionnaire about the following variables: age, disease duration, disease activity, chronic disease damage, cumulative corticosteroid dose, and history of fracture. Lumbar spine and hip measurements of BMD were performed by… CONTINUE READING