A Gender Gap in Autoimmunity

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Science  26 Feb 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5406, pp. 1277-1278
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5406.1277

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There are many differences between men and women in their susceptibility to particular autoimmune diseases, the characteristics of the disease at onset, and disease severity. In a Perspective in this issue, Caroline Whitacre and her fellow members of the Task Force on Gender, Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmunity explain what we currently know about gender differences in autoimmunity and discuss priorities for future research.

  • * Task Force members: Caroline Whitacre, chair (Columbus), Elizabeth Blankenhorn (Philadelphia), Floyd Brinley (Bethesda), Elaine Collier (Bethesda), Pierre Duquette (Montreal), Howard Fox (La Jolla), Barbara Giesser (Tucson), Wendy Gilmore (Los Angeles), Robert Lahita (New York), J. Lee Nelson (Seattle), Patricia O'Looney (New York), Stephen Reingold (New York), Carol Reiss (New York), Peter Riskind (Boston), and Rhonda Voskuhl (Los Angeles).

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