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Year : 1997  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 111--113

Systemic sclerosis in a stone cutter

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N Khanna

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PMID: 20944290

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Several occupational hazards especially exposure to silica have been implicated as eliciting factors for the development of scleroderma-like disorders. We here report a case of manual stone-cutter who developed progressive scleroderma, interstitial lung disease and decreased oesophageal motility after several years of exposure to silica dust.

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