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Occupational Exposure to Chlorinated and Petroleum Solvents and Mycosis Fungoides
Unit Publ Hlth & Environm Care, Dept Prevent Med, Univ Valencia, Valencia, Spain; CIBER Epidemiol & Publ Hlth CIBERESP, Madrid, Spain; Ctr Publ Hlth Res CSISP, Valencia, Spain.
Res Unit Clin Epidemiol, Inst Clin Res, Univ Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.
CESP Ctr Res Epidemiol & Populat Hlth, Institut National de la Santé et Recherche Médicale (INSERM), Villejuif, France; Univ Paris Sud, Villejuif, France.
Dept Pathol, Aalborg Hosp, Aalborg, Denmark.
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2013 (English)In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, ISSN 1076-2752, E-ISSN 1536-5948, Vol. 55, no 8, p. 924-931Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Objective: To evaluate the potential association between occupational exposure to chlorinated and petroleum solvents and mycosis fungoides (MF). Methods: A questionnaire on lifetime job history was administered to 100 patients diagnosed with MF and 2846 controls. Odds ratios (ORs) were calculated as the measure of the association between exposure to each specific solvent and MF. Results: In the total sample and in men, cases and controls did not differ in relation to exposure to any of the solvents studied. In women, an association with MF was seen for the highest level of estimated exposure to perchloroethylene (OR = 11.38; 95% confidence interval: 1.04 to 124.85) and for exposure less than the median to kerosene/fuel/gasoil (OR = 8.53; 95% confidence interval: 1.11 to 65.62). Conclusions: These results do not provide conclusive evidence that exposure to solvents may increase risk of MF because they were not found in men.

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2013. Vol. 55, no 8, p. 924-931
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-56645DOI: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3182941a1cISI: 000330448300012PubMedID: 23887697OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-56645DiVA, id: diva2:1083421
Available from: 2017-03-21 Created: 2017-03-21 Last updated: 2018-05-28Bibliographically approved

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