The relationship between oral contraceptive use and functional outcome in women with recent-onset inflammatory polyarthritis: Results from the Norfolk Arthritis Register

Camacho, EM, Lunt, M, Farragher, TM, Verstappen, SMM, Bunn, D and Symmons, DPM (2011) The relationship between oral contraceptive use and functional outcome in women with recent-onset inflammatory polyarthritis: Results from the Norfolk Arthritis Register. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 63 (8). pp. 2183-2191. ISSN 1529-0131

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Abstract

Objective Use of oral contraceptives (OCs) may prevent the development of rheumatoid arthritis, but the influence of OC use on disease outcome is unresolved. The purpose of this study was to examine functional outcome and OC use in women with inflammatory polyarthritis (IP). Methods The Norfolk Arthritis Register (NOAR) is an inception cohort of patients with recent-onset IP. We studied patient-reported history of OC use in 663 women who were born after 1945 and who had not used OCs during followup. OC use during followup was additionally investigated in 265 women who were

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2012 11:34
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 16:34
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/37990
DOI: 10.1002/art.30416

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