Pneumoconiosis (fibrogenic or carcinogenic) caused by inhalation of crystalline silica dust in the form of quartz, cristobalite, or tridymite. Diagnosis is based on history of exposu...
Chronic simple silicosis:
May present with cough or mild dyspnea with concomitant smoking
Chronic complicated silicosis; accelerated silicosis:
Elimination of further exposure
Management of chronic respiratory failure
Corticosteroids for acut...
Treat infections aggressively.
Appropriate health care vaccines (influenza and pneumococcal)
American Thoracic Society. Adverse effects of crystalline silica exposure. www.thoracic.org/statements/resources/eoh/506.pdf. Accessed January 16, 2018.
Centers for Disease Control a...
805002 pneumoconiosis due to silica (disorder)
47515009 Simple silicosi...
Usually benign and asymptomatic but may become chronic. Yearly follow-up is recommended.
Diagnosis is made using a combination of history of occupational exposure and radiographic evide...
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