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Localized scleroderma after exposure to organic solvents.

Authors
  • Czirják, L
  • Pócs, E
  • Szegedi, G
Type
Published Article
Journal
Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1994
Volume
189
Issue
4
Pages
399–401
Identifiers
PMID: 7873829
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

A 26-year-old female developed plaques characteristic of morphea on the volar surfaces of the forearms and on the dorsal surfaces on the ankles following an exposure to trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene and other solvents by inhalation. Exposure to chemicals has been known to be important as a provoking factor of systemic sclerosis. This patient shows that exposure to solvents could provoke localized scleroderma.

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