Pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a rare progressive disease of unknown aetiology affecting premenopausal women.
Since the oral contraceptive pill has been implicated in its pathogenesis, a case control study was carried out to determine whether women with the disease were more likely to have then the oral contraceptive pill, and whether the disease was associated with other conditions related to sex hormones including pregnancy, parity, and fibroids.
All chest physicians in the UK were asked for details of all live patients with pulmonary lymphangioleiomyomatosis ; the patient's family doctor was then asked for four age and sex matched control subjects from their patient register.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lymphangiomatose, Léiomyomatose, Poumon, Enquête, Pilule, Contraception, Etude statistique, Homme, Sexe, Femelle, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Traitement, Toxicité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lymphangiomatosis, Leiomyomata, Lung, Inquiry, Pill, Contraception, Statistical study, Human, Sex, Female, Respiratory disease, Treatment, Toxicity
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0217023
Code Inist : 002B11D. Création : 09/06/1995.