Gonadal hormones in men with rheumatoid arthritis--from onset through 2 years.

@article{Tengstrand2009GonadalHI,
  title={Gonadal hormones in men with rheumatoid arthritis--from onset through 2 years.},
  author={Birgitta Tengstrand and Kjell A M Carlstr{\"o}m and Ingi{\"a}ld Hafstr{\"o}m},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={887-92}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate changes over a 2-year course in the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis in men with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) from start of treatment with disease modifying antirheumatic drugs. METHODS Forty-one men with early RA and with joint symptoms less than 1 year were studied. Mean age at inclusion was 53 years and mean disease duration 6 months. They were followed prospectively for 2 years for disease activity [Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS28)], physical impairment… CONTINUE READING

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