Journal article

Reduction of Calciprotein Particles in Adults Receiving Infliximab for Chronic Inflammatory Disease

Mark K Tiong, Edward R Smith, Nigel D Toussaint, Hasan F Al-Khayyat, Stephen G Holt

JBMR PLUS | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

Patients with chronic inflammatory diseases (CID) experience accelerated loss of bone mineral density, which is often accompanied by increased vascular calcification. These disturbances can be attenuated by therapies for inflammation, such as the tumor necrosis factor inhibitor infliximab. Calciprotein particles (CPP) are circulating colloidal aggregates of calcium and phosphate together with the mineral-binding protein fetuin-A, which have emerged as potential mediators of vascular calcification. The precise origins of serum CPP are unclear, but bone turnover may be an important source. In this longitudinal observational study, we studied patients with CID undergoing treatment with inflixim..

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