Gender differences in pulmonary disease.

  title={Gender differences in pulmonary disease.},
  author={Cynthia F Caracta},
  journal={The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York},
  volume={70 4},
Epidemiologic evidence points to gender-based differences in incidence, risk, histology, and pathogenesis of certain lung diseases in women as compared with men. Gender influences not only physiological differences, but also the social, economic, and cultural context in which men and women coexist. Central to these differences is the role of sex hormones, which may contribute to the pathogenesis of disease or serve as protective factors. This paper seeks to review the role of gender in major… CONTINUE READING


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