Is the Behcet's disease a risk factor for osteoporosis and is relation to cytokines?


KIRNAP M. , ÇALIŞ M. , KAYA N., MUHTAROĞLU S.

BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY, vol.111, no.6, pp.340-344, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 111 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY
  • Page Numbers: pp.340-344
  • Keywords: Behcet's Disease, Osteoporosis, cytokines, osteopenia, NECROSIS-FACTOR-ALPHA, RHEUMATOID-ARTHRITIS, SERUM, INTERLEUKIN-6, IL-8

Abstract

Background and objectives: To determine if the Behcet's disease poses a risk for a lower bone mineral density (BMD), and the relation to cytokines. Behcet's disease is a complex, multisystemic, chronic inflammatory disorder.