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VOLUME 10,ISSUE 1
January - March 2021
 
Abstract

SILICOSIS- From Grain To Granuloma

Shreyas S. Godbole1, Kinjal D. Rami2*, Iva S. Chetterjee3, Firoj D. Ghanchi4, Anand k. Patel5

1,2resident doctor, 3Professor and Head, 4Associate professor, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, GG Govt Hospital, Jamnagar

ABSTRACT

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Silicosis is a fibrosing disease of lungs caused by inhalation, retention, and pulmonary reaction to crystalline silica due to an occupational exposure to silica particles of respirable aerodynamic size1. In India it is estimated that about 3 million people working in various types of mines, ceramics, potteries, foundries, metal grinding, stone crushing, agate grinding, slate pencil industry etc., are occupationally exposed to free silica dust and are at potential risk of developing silicosis2. The disease is often unrecognized and underreported, and thus its true prevalence is substantially underestimated.3 We hereby present two cases portraying the diverse clinic-radiological spectrum of silicosis.

 

Key Words :Silicosis, occupational lung disorder, pulmonary nodules, dyspnoea

 

Keywords: SILICOSIS- From Grain To Granuloma


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