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Ankylosing spondylitis and the risk of fracture: results from a large primary care-based nested case-control study
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    Some notes about ankylosing spondylitis and the risk of fracture.
    • Vera Peterova, Dr. M.D.
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      • Forejtova S, Department of Rheumatology, Charles University in Prague, First faculty of Medicine, Praha 2, Czech rep.

    Dear editor,

    Authors of the referred article, Vosse D et al., found a higher incidence of vertebral fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), but not with non-vertebral fractures. Spinal fractures are common in AS patients (7 times more frequent then in healthy individuals), appear spontaneously after minor traumas, usually are unstable and often complicated [1-5]. Bone mineral density is reduced in those...

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