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Title: Ankylosing spondylitis is a strong risk factor for vertebral fractures
Authors: Vosse, D
van der Linden, S
GEUSENS, Piet
VANHOOF, Johan
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: SPRINGER-VERLAG LONDON LTD
Citation: OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL, 13. p. S131-S132
Abstract: Purpose of review: To review recent data, in the context of what is already known, about an increased risk of vertebral fractures in ankylosing spondylitis patients. Recent findings: Osteoporosis and fractures of the vertebral body and its dorsal arch are now, well recognized features in patients with ankylosing spondylitis, but their diagnosis is still often a challenge. The risk factors and clinical consequences for fractures in ankylosing spondylitis are increasingly understood in the context of osteoimmunology and of spinal biomechanical changes in material and structural components in the spine that result in bone failure. Summary: Diagnosing fractures of the vertebral body and its dorsal arch remains a challenge in studies and in clinical practice. Prospective studies are needed to evaluate to what degree such fractures can be prevented in ankylosing spondylitis
Notes: State Univ Limburg Hosp, NL-6201 BX Maastricht, Netherlands. LUC, BIOMED, Diepenbeek, Belgium.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/2630
ISI #: 000175619200454
ISSN: 0937-941X
Category: M
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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