[Coincidence of silicosis and lupus erythematosis]

Z Erkr Atmungsorgane. 1990;175(1):38-41.
[Article in German]

Abstract

From 1975 to 1989 37 patients with Lupus erythematodes exposed to quartz dust over many years were observed. Thirty of them suffered from silicosis. The coincidence of silicosis and Lupus erythematodes can be an expression of a common pathogenesis.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Antibodies, Antinuclear / analysis
  • Dust / adverse effects
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Humans
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous / complications*
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / complications*
  • Male
  • Quartz / adverse effects*
  • Risk Factors
  • Silicosis / complications*

Substances

  • Antibodies, Antinuclear
  • Dust
  • Quartz