Refractory sarcoid arthritis in world trade center-exposed New York City firefighters: A case series Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arthritis
  • Firefighters
  • Occupational Exposure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks

abstract

  • Chronic inflammatory polyarthritis appears to be an important manifestation of sarcoidosis in FDNY firefighters with sarcoidosis and WTC exposure. Their arthritis is chronic and, unlike arthritis in non-WTC-exposed sarcoid patients, inadequately responsive to conventional oral disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, often requiring anti-tumor necrosis factor α agents. Further studies are needed to determine the generalizability of these findings to other groups with varying levels of WTC exposure or with other occupational/environmental exposures.

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4714559

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/RHU.0000000000000185

PubMed ID

  • 25539429

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 19

end page

  • 23

volume

  • 21

number

  • 1