Skeletal status of men with early and late ankylosing spondylitis.

  title={Skeletal status of men with early and late ankylosing spondylitis.},
  author={Young-ho Lee and T Schlotzhauer and Susan M. Ott and Ronald F. van Vollenhoven and Jocelyn Hunter and Jay Shapiro and R Marcus and Jennifer L. McGuire},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={103 3},
PURPOSE To assess the influence of extent of disease on the skeletal status of men with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). PATIENTS AND METHODS Fourteen men with AS were studied at entry and again after 15 months. Bone mineral density (BMD) was assessed by single photon absorptiometry (SPA), dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), and quantitative computed tomography (QCT). Calciotropic hormones and bone turnover were also assessed, and biopsies of iliac crest and skin were taken after tetracycline… CONTINUE READING