Biology of the sex and age distribution of systemic lupus erythematosus

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  • Michael D. Lockshin,

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    1. Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York
    • Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill-Cornell Medical College, 535 East 70th Street, New York, NY 10021
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    • Dr. Lockshin has received honoraria (less than $10,000) for occasional talks at academic institutions.

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  • Dr. Lockshin summarized presentations that were given at the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research on May 5–7, 2006. In this article, the section on basic biology of sex summarizes presentations given by Richard Lockshin, Carmen Sapienza, Bruce Richardson, and John Harley; the section on organ-specific responses summarizes presentations by Zahra Zakeri, Michael Mendelsohn, and Alisa Koch; the section on pregnancy summarizes presentations by D. Michael Nelson and J. Lee Nelson; the section on hormones summarizes presentations by Jill Buyon, Maurizio Cutolo, Rainer H. Straub, and Betty Diamond; the section on epidemiology summarizes presentations by S. Sam Lim, Mary Anne Dooley, and Graciela Alarcón; and the conclusion summarizes presentations by David Pisetsky, David Wofsy, and all participants. The meeting was chaired by Michael D. Lockshin, Stephen Paget, Mary Crow, and Jane Salmon, for the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research. This article was written by Michael D. Lockshin on behalf of the Center.

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