Steven Stellman - Sarcoidosis diagnosed after September 11, 2001, among adults exposed to the World Trade Center disaster

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      Jordan, H. T., Stellman, S. D., Prezant, D., Teirstein, A.,   Osahan, S. S., Cone, J. E. 53 (9) 966-74-

      Abstract: OBJECTIVE: Explore relationships   between World Trade Center (WTC) exposures and sarcoidosis.   METHODS: Sarcoidosis has been reported after exposure to the WTC   disaster. We ascertained biopsy-proven post-9/11 sarcoidosis   among WTC Health Registry enrollees. Cases diagnosed after   Registry enrollment were included in a nested case-control study.   Controls were matched to cases on age, sex, race or ethnicity,   and eligibility group (eg, rescue or recovery worker). RESULTS:   We identified 43 cases of post-9/11 sarcoidosis. Twenty-eight   incident cases and 109 controls were included in the case-control   analysis. Working on the WTC debris pile was associated with   sarcoidosis (odds ratio 9.1, 95% confidence interval 1.1 to   74.0), but WTC dust cloud exposure was not (odds ratio 1.0, 95%   confidence interval 0.4 to 2.8). CONCLUSIONS: Working on the WTC   debris pile was associated with an elevated risk of post-9/11   sarcoidosis. Occupationally exposed workers may be at increased   risk.

      Address (URL): http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21860326