Sex Differences in Pain Scores and Localization in Inflammatory Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Metaanalysis
The Journal of Rheumatology, 05/02/2012Barnabe C et al.
The authors identified important sex differences in pain scores in inflammatory arthritis, with higher pain levels in females. In spondyloarthritis, females develop more peripheral arthritis and have less frequent spinal involvement compared to males. These differences may affect a clinician’s perception of disease severity and activity, and thus influence management decisions.
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