High prevalence of low bone mineral density in patients within 10 years of onset of ankylosing spondylitis: a systematic review
Clinical Rheumatology, 06/19/2012
Evidence Based Medicine
van der Weijden MAC et al. – This review showed a high total prevalence of 51–54 % decreased bone mineral density (BMD) and 13–16 % osteoporosis in Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) with a short disease duration. This high prevalence was not to be expected in a relatively young and predominantly male population.