Occupational risk factors for the development of systemic lupus erythematosus.

  title={Occupational risk factors for the development of systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={G. S. Cooper and Christine G. Parks and Edward L Treadwell and Eugene William St. Clair and Gary S. Gilkeson and Mary Anne Dooley},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={31 10},
OBJECTIVE There have been few studies of occupational exposures and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We examined the association between the risk of SLE and occupational exposures (mercury, solvents, and pesticides), specific jobs (ever worked in teaching, healthcare, and cosmetology), and working night or rotating shifts. METHODS Patients with recently diagnosed SLE (n = 265) were recruited through 4 university based and 30 community based rheumatology practices in North Carolina and… CONTINUE READING
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