Risk of cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis in metal workers

  title={Risk of cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis in metal workers},
  author={Richard B. Hubbard and Marie Cooper and Marilyn D Antoniak and Andrea J Venn and Sayeed Khan and IanD. A. Johnston and Sarah A. Lewis and John R. Britton},
  journal={The Lancet},
Occupational dust exposure and the aetiology of cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis.
  • R. Hubbard
  • Medicine
    The European respiratory journal. Supplement
  • 2001
Metal exposure, and to a lesser extent wood dust exposure, was increased in patients with CFA and may explain some cases of CFA.
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What causes cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis? A case-control study of environmental exposure to dust.
Patients with cryptogenic fibrosing alveolitis were more likely to report occupational exposure to metal dust or wood dust and a history of smoking and social class based on occupation were not significantly related to disease state.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Epidemiologic approaches to occupational exposure.
The intrapulmonary deposition of hazardous dusts, especially metallicDusts, appears to play at least a partial role in initiating IPF.