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Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica and Risk of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Population-Based, Case-Control Study in the Southeastern United States

Citation

Parks, Christine G.; Cooper, Glinda S.; Nylander-French, Leena A.; Sanderson, Wayne T.; Dement, John M.; Cohen, Philip L.; Dooley, Mary Anne; Treadwell, Edward L.; St. Clair, E. William; & Gilkeson, Gary S., et al. (2002). Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica and Risk of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Population-Based, Case-Control Study in the Southeastern United States. Arthritis & Rheumatology, 46(7), 1840-50.

Abstract

Objective: Crystalline silica may act as an immune adjuvant to increase inflammation and antibody production, and findings of occupational cohort studies suggest that silica exposure may be a risk factor for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We undertook this population-based study to examine the association between occupational silica exposure and SLE in the southeastern US.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/art.10368

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

Arthritis & Rheumatology

Series Title

Arthritis Rheum. 2004 May;50(5):1694

Author(s)

Parks, Christine G.
Cooper, Glinda S.
Nylander-French, Leena A.
Sanderson, Wayne T.
Dement, John M.
Cohen, Philip L.
Dooley, Mary Anne
Treadwell, Edward L.
St. Clair, E. William
Gilkeson, Gary S.
Hoppin, Jane A.
Savitz, David A.

Year Published

2002

Volume Number

46

Issue Number

7

Pages

1840-50

Reference ID

1930