Table 2

Bone density of total body, lumbar spine and proximal femur among the women studied

PsA

Ps

Control

P

N = 45

N = 52

N = 98


Total Body

BMC (g)

2140 ± 282

2161 ± 287

2207 ± 304

0.40

BMD (g/cm2)

1.118 ± 0.09

1.118 ± 0.1

1.117 ± 0.08

0.99

Lumbar Spine (g/cm2)

1.058 ± 0.16

1.054 ± 0.13

1.058 ± 0.15

0.98

Total Femur (g/cm2)

0.934 ± 0.13

0.922 ± 0.13

0.949 ± 0.12

0.46


BMC, bone mineral content; BMD, bone mineral density; Ps, psoriasis; PsA, psoriatic arthritis.

Pedreira et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011 13:R16   doi:10.1186/ar3240

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