Systemic sclerosis associated with cutaneous exposure to solvent: Case report and review of the literature

Richard D. Brasington, Amy Jo Thorpe‐Swenson

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Abstract

Sclerodermatous skin changes and systemic sclerosis have been reported to occur as a result of contact with several different organic solvents. We describe a 41‐year‐old man who developed systemic sclerosis after working for 15 years in a foundry, where he had extensive cutaneous contact with multiple organic solvents (trichloroethane, xylene, trimethylbenzene, and naphthalene). Cutaneous exposure to organic solvents may be a factor in the etiology of some cases of systemic sclerosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)631-633
Number of pages3
JournalArthritis & Rheumatism
Volume34
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1991
Externally publishedYes

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