Systemic sclerosis and exposure to heavy metals: A case control study of 100 patients and 300 controls.

@article{Marie2017SystemicSA,
  title={Systemic sclerosis and exposure to heavy metals: A case control study of 100 patients and 300 controls.},
  author={Isabelle Marie and J F Gehanno and Michael Bubenheim and A-B Duval-Modeste and Pascal Joly and St{\'e}phane Dominique and Pierre Bravard and David No{\"e}l and A-F Cailleux and Jacques B{\'e}nichou and Herv{\'e} L{\'e}vesque and J P Goull{\'e}},
  journal={Autoimmunity reviews},
  year={2017},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={223-230}
}
OBJECTIVE This case control study assessed: 1) the relationship of systemic sclerosis (SSc) related to exposure to heavy metals; and 2) the risk of SSc related to occupational exposure in male and female patients. METHODS From 2005 to 2008, 100 patients with a definite diagnosis of SSc were included in the study; 3 age, gender, and smoking habit matched controls were selected for each patient. All SSc patients and controls underwent detection and quantification of heavy metal traces in hair… CONTINUE READING