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Systemic sclerosis in a stone cutter
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Khanna N, D'Souza P, Sud A, Pandhi R K. Systemic sclerosis in a stone cutter. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1997;63:111-113
AbstractSeveral 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.