Viral hepatitis is associated with reduced bone mineral density in HIV-infected women but not men.

@article{Re2009ViralHI,
  title={Viral hepatitis is associated with reduced bone mineral density in HIV-infected women but not men.},
  author={Vincent Lo Re and Giovanni Guaraldi and Mary B. Leonard and Anthony R Localio and Jennifer W. Lin and Gabriella Orlando and Lucia Zirilli and Vincenzo Rochira and Jay R. Kostman and Pablo Tebas},
  journal={AIDS},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 16},
  pages={2191-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Few studies have examined the impact of viral hepatitis on bone mineral density (BMD), and none have done so among HIV-infected patients. Our objective was to determine whether viral hepatitis was associated with low BMD in HIV. DESIGN : A cross-sectional study among 1237 HIV-infected patients (625 with viral hepatitis). METHODS Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans of the lumbar spine and femoral neck were obtained. Clinical data, hepatitis B and C status, and markers of bone… CONTINUE READING