Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences on calcified tissues

ba0005oc5.3 | Risk factors for fracture, Pagets disease of bone and musle and bone | ECTS2016

Osteoprotegerin autoantibodies are independently associated with low hip bone mineral density and increased fracture risk in patients with ankylosing spondylitis

Hauser Barbara , Zhao Sizheng , Visconti Micaela R , Riches Philip L , Goodson Nicola J , Ralston Stuart H

Osteoporosis and vertebral fractures are recognised complications of ankylosing spondylitis (AS) but the underlying causes are incompletely understood. Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is a decoy receptor for RANK-L and inhibits osteoclastogenesis. We have previously demonstrated that antibodies to OPG (OPG-Ab) are associated with osteoporosis and increased bone turnover in patients with autoimmune diseases. The aim of this study was to determine whether OPG-Abs were detectable in AS pat...