Noncontraceptive hormones and rheumatoid arthritis in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.

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The use of noncontraceptive hormones before onset of joint disease was compared between 490 perimenopausal and postmenopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis and a control group of 659 women with soft-tissue rheumatologic disorders and/or osteoarthritis. Both groups were sampled randomly from the attendees of five rheumatologic clinics. A negative… (More)

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@article{Vandenbroucke1986NoncontraceptiveHA, title={Noncontraceptive hormones and rheumatoid arthritis in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.}, author={Johan Vandenbroucke and J. C. Witteman and Hans A. Valkenburg and Jaap Boersma and Annemiek Cats and Joost M. Festen and Adria Hartman and O. Huber-Bruning and J. J. Rasker and J. Weber}, journal={JAMA}, year={1986}, volume={255 10}, pages={1299-303} }