Adrenal and gonadal steroid hormone deficiency in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Wilder1996AdrenalAG,
  title={Adrenal and gonadal steroid hormone deficiency in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Ronald L. Wilder},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology. Supplement},
  year={1996},
  volume={44},
  pages={
          10-2
        }
}
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a multifactorial disease in which both environmental and genetic factors play a role. Data also suggest that neuroendocrine factors are involved. I briefly summarize observations that support this hypothesis. RA is characterized by striking age-sex disparities. The incidence of disease in women increases steadily from the age of menarche to its maximal incidence around menopause. The disease is uncommon in men under age 45, but its incidence increases rapidly in… CONTINUE READING

Similar Papers

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 33 CITATIONS

Respiratory health in women: from menarche to menopause.

VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

Sexual disparities in the incidence and course of SLE and RA.

VIEW 5 EXCERPTS
CITES BACKGROUND
HIGHLY INFLUENCED

TFOS DEWS II Sex, Gender, and Hormones Report.

  • The ocular surface
  • 2017
VIEW 1 EXCERPT
CITES BACKGROUND