Androgenic status and sexual function in males with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

@article{Gordon1986AndrogenicSA,
  title={Androgenic status and sexual function in males with rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.},
  author={Diane Gordon and Graham H Beastall and J. Arthur Thomson and Roger D. Sturrock},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={60 231},
  pages={671-9}
}
The pituitary-testicular axis was investigated in 31 males with rheumatoid arthritis (age range 19-60 years, median 55 years) and 33 males with ankylosing spondylitis (age range 22-55 years, median 37 years) and compared with a control group of 95 normal male volunteers. Using analysis of covariance, patients with rheumatoid arthritis showed significantly lower serum testosterone (p less than 0.05) and derived free testosterone (p less than 0.01) concentrations and significantly higher serum LH… CONTINUE READING
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