Asbestos and smoking as risk factors for idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis: a case-control study.

@article{Goldoni2014AsbestosAS,
  title={Asbestos and smoking as risk factors for idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis: a case-control study.},
  author={Matteo Goldoni and Silvia Bonini and Maria Letizia Urban and Alessandra Palmisano and Giuseppe De Palma and Elisa Galletti and Marco Coggiola and Carlo Buzio and Antonio Mutti and Augusto Vaglio},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={161 3},
  pages={181-8}
}
BACKGROUND Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a rare disease. Asbestos exposure has been proposed as a risk factor for idiopathic RPF. OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of asbestos and other occupational agents (such as silica, metals, and organic solvents), as well as environmental agents (such as smoking), and their interactions as potential risk factors for idiopathic RPF. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING National referral hospital for idiopathic RPF. PATIENTS 90 patients… CONTINUE READING
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