Six males with systemic sclerosis were observed in the work forces of two iron ore mines.
The usual spectrum of clinical features encountered in systemic sclerosis patients were present.
Histologic examination of pulmonary tissue was performed on three of the cases and showed features of both silicosis and scleroderma but to different degrees and stages of development.
Exposure to high levels of silica-containing dusts had occurred in all six cases.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Médecine travail, Silice, Pneumoconiose, Poussière, Sclérodermie, Minerai fer, Industrie extractive, Homme, Toxicité, Teneur air ambiant, Lieu travail, Evaluation, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Poumon pathologie, Peau pathologie, Tissu conjonctif pathologie, Maladie système, Maladie autoimmune, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Occupational medicine, Silica, Pneumoconiosis, Dust, Scleroderma, Iron ore, Mining industry, Human, Toxicity, Ambient air concentration, Work place, Evaluation, Respiratory disease, Lung disease, Skin disease, Connective tissue disease, Systemic disease, Autoimmune disease, Immunopathology
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0280929
Code Inist : 002B03L03. Création : 16/11/1999.