Savaş Gürsoy1, Mehmet Adam2

Keywords: Rheumatoid Arthritis, osteocalcin,CRP, Functional status, BMD


Aim of the study was to investigate the correlation of functional status (FS), disease duration (DD), menopause duration (MD), level of osteocalcin, CRP, ESR, and value of bone mineral density (BMD) in patients with RA

PatientsÕ functional status can be defined with Steinbrocker criteria. Disease duration, vertebrae and femur BMD were measured. Level of the serum osteocalcin (OC), CRP and ESR were measured in 20 patients with RA.

In study, we found that vertebra BMD was negatively corelated with menopause duration (r: - 0.46), age (r: - 0.43) and height (r: - 0,5). We also found a significant correlation among FS, CRP, ESR and disease duration (F: 3.52 p<0.05) We observed an insignificant correlation among level of the serum OC,CRP and ESR.