GERALD P. RODNAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; THOMAS G. BENEDEK, M.D.; THOMAS A. MEDSGER JR., M.D.; ROY J. CAMMARATA, M.D.
Progressive systemic sclerosis (PSS or scleroderma) occurs in men engaged in many kinds of work, and until recently there has been little reason to suspect that this disease might be preferentially associated with any particular occupation. In 1957, however, Erasmus (1) presented an account of 17 cases of scleroderma in underground gold miners on the Witwatersrand in South Africa and drew attention to an earlier report of scleroderma among Scottish stonemasons by Bramwell (2). Erasmus was impressed not only by the prevalence of the disease among the miners (all but one of whom were Europeans) but also by certain clinical
RODNAN GP, BENEDEK TG, MEDSGER TA, CAMMARATA RJ. The Association of Progressive Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma) with Coal Miners' Pneumoconiosis and Other Forms of Silicosis. Ann Intern Med. ;66:323–334. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-2-323
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;66(2):323-334.
Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Rheumatology, Scleroderma.
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