Sex and thyroid hormone status in women with rheumatoid arthritis: are there any effects of menopausal state and disease activity on these hormones?

Abstract

There has been considerable interest in the role of hormones in the aetiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this study, we aimed to investigate sex and thyroid hormone conditions according to menopausal state and disease activation in RA women. Fifty-four women with RA were included in the study. Age-matched 28 women with low back pain were used… (More)

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