Rare diseases

9/11’s legacy: high rates of systemic autoimmune disease

People exposed to the dust from the destruction of the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York on September 11, 2001 have high rates of systemic automimmune diseases, according to US researchers. Rheumatoid arthritis, Sjӧgren’s syndrome and lupus are among the many autoimmune conditions being reported at high rates in a cohort of 43,133 rescuers ...

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