Rheumatological Diseases in Denim Sandblasters with Silicosis: What Should Pulmonologists Look for?


Hatman E. A. , Karagul D. A. , KILIÇASLAN Z.

TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL, vol.21, no.6, pp.446-450, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkthoracj.2019.19055
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH THORACIC JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.446-450

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Silica exposure is not only the cause of silicosis, also associated rheumatological diseases like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), and systemic sclerosis (SSc). This report will reveal the rheumatological diseases of silicosis patients who were exposed to silica while working as denim sandblasters. Additionally, we will describe some clinical and laboratory findings that will help pulmonologist suspect, recognize and manage rheumatological diseases related to silica exposure in patients with silicosis.