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Document ID (ISN)104301
CIS number 05-546
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2004
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Morales-Suárez-Varela M.M., Olsen J., Johansen P., Kaerlev L., Guénel P., Arveux P., Wingren G., Hardell L., Ahrens W., Stang A., Llopis A., Merletti F., Aurrekoetxea J.J., Masala G.
Title Occupational risk factors for mycosis fungoides: A European multicenter case-control study
Bibliographic information Mar. 2004, Vol.46, No.3, p.205-211. 28 ref.
Abstract The objective of this case-control study conducted from 1995 to 1997 in several hospitals across Europe was to search for possible occupational factors associated with mycosis fungoides (MF), a chronic cutaneous lymphoma. 134 patients aged between 35 and 69 diagnosed with MF were identified and their diagnoses were checked by a second pathologist. Of the 118 histologically-verified cases, 104 were interviewed, of which 76 were definitive cases. 833 colon cancer controls and 2071 population-based controls were also interviewed A high risk of MF for men was observed in non-metallic mineral products industries (odds ratio (OR) 5.3), among glass and ceramics workers (OR 17.9), among technical salesmen (OR 8.6) and in the wholesale trade (OR 3.6). For women, a high risk was found in paper pulp manufacturing (OR 14.4), as well as among government executives (OR 4.8) and railway and road vehicle loaders (OR 3.9).
Descriptors (primary) lymphoma; occupation disease relation; risk factors; skin cancer; mycoses
Descriptors (secondary) Germany; government services; Spain; France; Italy; diagnosis; loading and unloading; case-control study; rail transport; road transport; wholesale trade; retail trade; histopathology; sex-linked differences; pottery industry; glass industry; mining and quarrying; Denmark
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany; Denmark; Spain; France; Italy; Sweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Blood diseases
Bacterial and parasitic diseases
Skin diseases