Osteoporosis in Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • J. Dequeker
  • R. Westhovens
  • I. Ravelingien


Bone loss has been recognized as a complication of the rheumatoid process for more than a century. Barwel was the first to apply the term “osteoporosis” to the bone disease in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) [1]. Osteoporosis, as recognized by Soila [2], McConkey et al. [3], Saville and Kharmosh [4] and Kennedy and Lindsay [5], may be localized, occurring close to the site of inflamed joints, or generalized, involving the whole skeleton.


Rheumatoid Arthritis Bone Mineral Density Bone Loss Ankylose Spondylitis Total Joint Arthroplasty 
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