The role of megakaryocytes in skeletal homeostasis and rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Kacena2006TheRO,
  title={The role of megakaryocytes in skeletal homeostasis and rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Melissa A. Kacena and Mark C. Horowitz},
  journal={Current opinion in rheumatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={405-10}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW This review provides an update on the role of megakaryocytes in skeletal homeostasis, and discusses these findings in the context of rheumatoid arthritis. RECENT FINDINGS Thrombocytosis is a common complication of rheumatoid arthritis, and is presumably caused by an up-regulation in megakaryocytopoiesis. In general, patients with… CONTINUE READING