Sex differences in autoimmune diseases

@inproceedings{Voskuhl2010SexDI,
  title={Sex differences in autoimmune diseases},
  author={Rhonda R. Voskuhl},
  booktitle={Biology of Sex Differences},
  year={2010}
}
Women are more susceptible to a variety of autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), multiple sclerosis (MS), primary biliary cirrhosis, rheumatoid arthritis and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. This increased susceptibility in females compared to males is also present in animal models of autoimmune diseases such as spontaneous SLE in (NZBxNZW)F1 and NZM.2328 mice, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in SJL mice, thyroiditis, Sjogren's syndrome in MRL/Mp-lpr/lpr mice… CONTINUE READING
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