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ea0011p6 | Bone | ECE2006

Circulating osteoprotegerin and receptor activator of NF- κB ligand system in patients with beta-thalassemia major

Angelopoulos N , Rombopoulos G , Kaltsas D , Kaltzidou V , Katounda E , Tolis G

Objectives: To characterize the possible role of the osteoprotegerin (OPG) and receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL) system in thalassemia-related bone loss.Background: Osteoporosis represents an important cause of morbidity in patients with β-thalassemia major and its aetiology is multifactorial.Methods: Serum concentrations of OPG, RANKL, markers of bone turnover and lumbar spine bone mineral density (BMD) were mea...