Effect of reproductive factors on rheumatoid arthritis

Academic Article


  • Rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive autoimmune disease that has long been observed to preferentially affect women. Many studies have tried to elucidate the relationship between disease activity and fertility, pregnancy, breastfeeding, oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy. Data from large prospective cohorts, as well as an enhanced understanding of its pathophysiology, have helped to more completely characterize this complicated relationship. © 2007 Future Medicine Ltd.
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    Author List

  • Cafardi JM; Alarcón GS; Saag KG
  • Start Page

  • 177
  • End Page

  • 183
  • Volume

  • 2
  • Issue

  • 2