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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Pulmonary silicosis and systemic lupus erythematosus in men: a report of two cases|
De Capitani, EM
|Abstract:||We report two cases of coexistence of pulmonary silicosis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The patients are two men with SLE exposed to silica for 20 years. The hypothesis that silica exposure is linked to a wide variety of known or suspected autoimmune diseases, including SLE, has been discussed in the last decade but few cases of pulmonary silicosis and SLE were reported. Our purpose was to bring attention to the increasing evidence that silica may also cause or stimulate SLE, and to suggest that the researchers look for occupational exposure, mainly in male SLE patients. (C) 2002 Editions scientifiques et medicales Elsevier SAS.|
|Editor:||Editions Scientifiques Medicales Elsevier|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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