Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and biochemical markers of bone turnover after autologous stem cell transplantation in myeloma

European Journal of Haematology, 05/07/2012

Bone demineralization is moderate in multiple myeloma. autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) induces a decrease in bone resorption but no changes in bone formation, remaining low despite the decrease in DKK1. Bone mineral loss, evaluated by DXA, is moderate in multiple myeloma. High–dose chemotherapy followed by ASCT leads to decreased bone resorption but osteoblastic bone formation remains low, in spite of reduced circulating DKK1.

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