A new hypothesis of the possible mechanisms of gender differences in systemic lupus erythematosus.


Numerous studies have suggested that sex hormones, especially oestrogens, can contribute to the onset and development of the disease activities of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and this seems to be associated with the gender bias of SLE. In fact, there is significant evidence of the inductive effects of oestrogens on autoimmune-related immune… (More)


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