Study of bone mineral density in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.


INTRODUCTION Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory rheumatic disease characterized by spine and sacroiliac joint involvement that mainly affects young male subjects. Bone Mineral Density (BMD) loss occurs in AS disease course. Bone loss in AS appears to be multifactorial and perhaps involves different mechanisms at different stages of disease. The… (More)
DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2013/6779.3770