Occupational sun exposure and mycosis fungoides: A european multicenter caseg-control study
2006 (English)In: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, ISSN 1076-2752, Vol. 48, no 4, 390-393 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
OBJECTIVE: We sought to study the association between occupational sun exposure and mycosis fungoides (MF), a peripheral T-cell lymphoma. SUBJECTS and METHODS: A European multicenter case-control study including seven rare cases (one being MF) was conducted between 1995 and 1997. From the 118 accepted cases, 104 were interviewed, of which 76 were definite cases. Population controls were selected randomly from the regions of case ascertainment. Information based on occupational experiences was coded according to industry types. A job exposure matrix was created according to the expected exposure to sunlight. RESULTS: Once exposures to aromatic halogenated hydrocarbons were eliminated (odds ratio = 2.3, 95% confidence interval = 0.9-6.2), a high MF risk was associated with exposures to solar radiation. CONCLUSION: It would appear that workers exposed to sunlight have a higher risk of MF. However, this factor is not the only one involved. Copyright © 2006 by American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 48, no 4, 390-393 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-50255DOI: 10.1097/01.jom.0000194160.95468.20OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-50255DiVA: diva2:271151