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[The effect of biological therapy on generalised osteoporosis in patients with rheumatoid arthritis]

JUHÁSZ Péter

JUNE 20, 2014

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2014;24(05-06)

[In rheumatoid arthritis, the inflammation and damage of multiple joints can lead to generalised osteoporosis. This process is mostly mediaated by cells and cytokines that are also important for maintaining inflammation, by inhibiting bone formation as well as stimulating bone resorption. Data from the literature show that biological therapies that effectively decrease inflammation can also stimulate bone formation and inhibit bone resorption. This results in an increased bone density and bone protection, which is highly important to prevent subseqent fractures.]

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