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Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies linked to increased osteoporosis risk

Key clinical point: Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies are associated with increased risks for osteoporosis and consequential fractures.

Major finding: The prevalence of osteoporosis was significantly greater in myositis group vs. the rheumatoid arthritis (RA) group (13.5% vs. 7%; P = .045). The myositis group was associated with greater worsening of physical function vs. the RA group (R = 0.457; P = .008 vs. R = 0.376; P = .041).

Study details: This was a cross-sectional, observational study involving 52 patients with myositis and 43 patients with RA.

Disclosures: This work was supported by the UNKP-17-2 New National Excellence Program of the Ministry of Human Capacities. The authors reported no conflicts of interest.


Vincze A et al. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2020 Jul 2. doi: 10.1186/s12891-020-03448-2.