Kønsforskelle ved autoimmune sygdomme illustreret ved reumatoid artritis

Translated title of the contribution: Gender differences in autoimmune diseases illustrated by rheumatoid arthritis
3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Many autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis (RA) show gender differences. RA is triggered by an interaction between genetic, hormonal, environmental and behavioural factors. 75% of cases are women under the age of 60; lover the age 60 the gender ratio is 1:1. Different genotypes predispose for RA. Pregnancy often suppresses RA, as does oral contraception. Lactation, smoking (w), BMI > 30, heavy vibrations and certain dust particles (m) may trigger RA, while the effect of male hormones is uncertain. Future prevention should focus on environment, behavioural factors and genetic profiling.

Translated title of the contributionGender differences in autoimmune diseases illustrated by rheumatoid arthritis
Original languageDanish
JournalUgeskrift for læger [online]
Volume169
Issue number25
Pages (from-to)2440-2
Number of pages3
ISSN1603-6824
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jun 2007

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