Mandibular bone mineral density in patients with Behcet's disease


Asutay F., Atalay Y., Acar A. H. , Asutay H., Eroglu S., Burdurlu M. C.

THERAPEUTICS AND CLINICAL RISK MANAGEMENT, vol.11, pp.1587-1591, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.2147/tcrm.s93286
  • Title of Journal : THERAPEUTICS AND CLINICAL RISK MANAGEMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.1587-1591

Abstract

Objectives: Behcet's disease (BD) is a chronic, recurring vasculitis of unknown etiology. Patients with BD may use a lot of medications associated with the clinical symptoms. Drugs that are used in the treatment of BD may cause bone loss. The aims of the current study were to compare the bone mineral density (BMD) values between BD and healthy volunteers and describe the effect of disease duration on mandibular BMD.