Telopeptides as markers of bone turnover in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
Aims: The aim of the present study was to determine if urinary excretion of type I collagen N‐terminal telopeptides (UrNTx) and deoxypyridinoline (UrDPD) and serum levels of type I collagen C‐terminal telopeptides (SeCTx) differed in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with populations matched for age and gender with and without osteoarthritis (OA). The correlation of markers of bone turnover with disease activity in patients with RA or radiographic severity in patients with OA was also examined.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2004-09-01