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Joint Bone Spine. 2004 Jul;71(4):291-5.

Osteoporosis and ankylosing spondylitis.

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Medicine Unit B, Mohammed V Military Teaching Hospital, Rabat, Morocco. a_elmaghraoui@hotmail.com

Abstract

Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory joint disease in which inflammation of the entheses gradually causes local ossification and ankylosis. Diffuse osteoporosis responsible for bone fragility is another feature established by recent data. The bone loss predominates at the spine and can cause vertebral fractures that are rare but nonnegligible sources of mortality and morbidity late in the course of the disease.

PMID:
15288853
DOI:
10.1016/j.jbspin.2003.06.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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