n South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - 5th South African Menopause Society Congress : abstracts
|Article Title||5th South African Menopause Society Congress : abstracts|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology|
|Publication Date||Mar 2006|
|Pages||46 - 58|
Extracted from text ... 46 SAJOG March 2006, Vol. 12, No. 1 5th South African Menopause Society Congress ABSTRACTS RHEUMATISM AND ARTHRITIS IN THE MENOPAUSAL FEMALE Ingram F. Anderson Rheumatologist, Pretoria Apoptosis of the last of the ovae in a middle-aged female signals remarkable endocrine changes with protean manifestations. In the musculo-skeletal system, these changes are dominated by the advent of osteoporosis. Some rheumatic diseases appear to be more common in the menopausal period. Certain criteria need to be applied for inferring causality between menopause and a disease: the association is unlikely due to chance the association cannot be explained by bias the menopause ..
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