alexa Abnormalities in serum osteocalcin values in children with chronic rheumatic diseases.
Orthopaedics

Orthopaedics

Journal of Arthritis

Author(s): Reed A, Haugen M, Pachman LM, Langman CB

Abstract Share this page

Abstract We studied bone mineral metabolism prospectively in 113 children with chronic rheumatic diseases (juvenile arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and juvenile dermatomyositis) to determine the relationship of serum levels of osteocalcin to rheumatic disease activity and corticosteroid usage, and to determine, in part, the cause of osteopenia in this population. Disease activity was quantitated by historical, clinical, and serologic means and an activity score derived. The 113 children were divided according to the expression of their disease, which was active (group 1: mean score 3.42, mean erythrocyte sedimentation rate 28 mm/hr) or inactive (group 2: score 1.7, erythrocyte sedimentation rate 15 mm/hr) (p less than 0.02 group 1 vs group 2 for each value), or which remitted during the study (group 3). We found that serum levels of osteocalcin, but not those of ionized calcium, 25-hydroxyvitamin D, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, and parathyroid hormone, were reduced in group 1 children even before corticosteroid therapy was employed. Children in both group 2 and group 3 had normal osteocalcin levels despite the use of corticosteroids. The reduced levels of osteocalcin were predictive of a reduction in bone mass measured by photon absorptiometry in 16 of 19 children so studied. We conclude that skeletal abnormalities that result in a reduced bone mass occur in the clinical course of the majority of children with active chronic rheumatic diseases, are associated with reduced osteocalcin levels, and are not related to the use of corticosteroids. Serum osteocalcin levels may be a sensitive marker for reduced osteoblast activity and bone formation in children with chronic rheumatic diseases.
This article was published in J Pediatr and referenced in Journal of Arthritis

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords