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Occupational pulmonary aluminosis: a case report.

Smolková P, Nakládalová M, Tichý T, Hampalová M, Kolek V - Ind Health (2014)

Bottom Line: The final diagnosis of pulmonary aluminosis was established after three years of gradual exclusion of other interstitial lung diseases.The diagnosis was supported by the occupational history confirmed by hygiene assessment of the patient's workplace and especially by histological examination with elemental analysis of the lung tissue.The possibility of development of this rare condition should not be underestimated in workers at high-risk jobs.

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Affiliation: Department of Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic.

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The authors present a case of occupational lung damage from exposure to dust containing aluminium. The first detected objective pathological finding was that of dispersed micronodules in the lungs seen in a chest radiograph. The final diagnosis of pulmonary aluminosis was established after three years of gradual exclusion of other interstitial lung diseases. The diagnosis was supported by the occupational history confirmed by hygiene assessment of the patient's workplace and especially by histological examination with elemental analysis of the lung tissue. The possibility of development of this rare condition should not be underestimated in workers at high-risk jobs.

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Electron microscope image of histiocytes with nuclei and ample, in part vacuolatedcytoplasm with depositions of electron-dense granular material. Microcrystallineparticles were not found. Fibrotic areas are also apparent.
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fig_003: Electron microscope image of histiocytes with nuclei and ample, in part vacuolatedcytoplasm with depositions of electron-dense granular material. Microcrystallineparticles were not found. Fibrotic areas are also apparent.

Mentions: The basic histiocytic morphology of the lung involvement and results of elemental analysiscorresponded with those in pneumoconiosis (Fig.3Fig. 3.


Occupational pulmonary aluminosis: a case report.

Smolková P, Nakládalová M, Tichý T, Hampalová M, Kolek V - Ind Health (2014)

Electron microscope image of histiocytes with nuclei and ample, in part vacuolatedcytoplasm with depositions of electron-dense granular material. Microcrystallineparticles were not found. Fibrotic areas are also apparent.
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fig_003: Electron microscope image of histiocytes with nuclei and ample, in part vacuolatedcytoplasm with depositions of electron-dense granular material. Microcrystallineparticles were not found. Fibrotic areas are also apparent.
Mentions: The basic histiocytic morphology of the lung involvement and results of elemental analysiscorresponded with those in pneumoconiosis (Fig.3Fig. 3.

Bottom Line: The final diagnosis of pulmonary aluminosis was established after three years of gradual exclusion of other interstitial lung diseases.The diagnosis was supported by the occupational history confirmed by hygiene assessment of the patient's workplace and especially by histological examination with elemental analysis of the lung tissue.The possibility of development of this rare condition should not be underestimated in workers at high-risk jobs.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Occupational Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic.

ABSTRACT
The authors present a case of occupational lung damage from exposure to dust containing aluminium. The first detected objective pathological finding was that of dispersed micronodules in the lungs seen in a chest radiograph. The final diagnosis of pulmonary aluminosis was established after three years of gradual exclusion of other interstitial lung diseases. The diagnosis was supported by the occupational history confirmed by hygiene assessment of the patient's workplace and especially by histological examination with elemental analysis of the lung tissue. The possibility of development of this rare condition should not be underestimated in workers at high-risk jobs.

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Related in: MedlinePlus