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Silicosis

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    The lecture Silicosis by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Occupational Lung Diseases.


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    1. Acute, nodular erythematous eruptions on the lower limbs.
    2. Decreased total lung capacity.
    3. Occasionally responsive to glucocorticoid therapy.
    4. Granulomatous histology on biopsy.
    5. Hilar lymphadenopathy.
    1. Asymptomatic, diagnosed incidentally.
    2. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
    3. Elevated blood pressure due to increased serum ACE levels.
    4. Progressive massive fibrosis.
    5. Pleural effusions.
    1. Asbestosis
    2. Berylliosis
    3. Coal worker’s pneumoconiosis
    4. Silicosis
    5. All of the answers
    1. Electronics manufacturer
    2. Coal miner
    3. Roofer
    4. Shipbuilder
    5. Plumber
    1. Disruption of secondary lysosomes increasing the vulnerability for tuberculosis.
    2. Honeycomb lung providing cavities that form the nidus for tuberculosis infections.
    3. Calcifications and fibrosis of pleural layer increasing the risk for pleural effusions.
    4. Hilar lymphadenopathy resulting in increased risk for lymphoma.
    5. Disruption of the parietal layer of the lung increasing the risk for pleural effusions.
    1. Coal Worker’s Pneumoconiosis
    2. Silicosis
    3. Lymphoma
    4. Sarcoidosis
    5. Berylliosis
    1. Demolition worker – Asbestosis
    2. Sandblasting – Berylliosis
    3. Coal miner – Silicosis
    4. Roofers – Berylliosis
    5. Aerospace manufacturing – Asbestosis

    Author of lecture Silicosis

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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