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Case of accelerated silicosis in a sandblaster.

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

Bottom Line: Sandblasting is traditionally known as a high-risk profession for potential development of lung silicosis.Reported is a case of a sandblaster with confirmed accelerated silicosis, a condition rather rarely diagnosed in the Czech Republic.Initially, the patient presented with progressive dry cough and exertional dyspnoea.

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

ABSTRACT
Sandblasting is traditionally known as a high-risk profession for potential development of lung silicosis. Reported is a case of a sandblaster with confirmed accelerated silicosis, a condition rather rarely diagnosed in the Czech Republic. Initially, the patient presented with progressive dry cough and exertional dyspnoea. In the early diagnostic process, a possible occupational aetiology was considered given his occupational history and known high-risk exposure to respirable silica particles confirmed by industrial hygiene assessment at the patient's workplace. The condition was confirmed by clinical, histological and autopsy findings. The patient died during lung transplantation, less than five years from diagnosis.

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Mentions: On admission, his physical examination was normal. A chest radiograph revealed a bilateralreticulonodular pattern. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scans showedinterstitial shadowing and diffuse small nodules, a subpleural reticular pattern andmediastinal lymphadenopathy in all areas (subcarinal lymph nodes 29 × 20 mm) (Fig. 1Fig. 1.


Case of accelerated silicosis in a sandblaster.

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

HRCT scans at the initial presentation of the disease.
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fig_001: HRCT scans at the initial presentation of the disease.
Mentions: On admission, his physical examination was normal. A chest radiograph revealed a bilateralreticulonodular pattern. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) scans showedinterstitial shadowing and diffuse small nodules, a subpleural reticular pattern andmediastinal lymphadenopathy in all areas (subcarinal lymph nodes 29 × 20 mm) (Fig. 1Fig. 1.

Bottom Line: Sandblasting is traditionally known as a high-risk profession for potential development of lung silicosis.Reported is a case of a sandblaster with confirmed accelerated silicosis, a condition rather rarely diagnosed in the Czech Republic.Initially, the patient presented with progressive dry cough and exertional dyspnoea.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

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

ABSTRACT
Sandblasting is traditionally known as a high-risk profession for potential development of lung silicosis. Reported is a case of a sandblaster with confirmed accelerated silicosis, a condition rather rarely diagnosed in the Czech Republic. Initially, the patient presented with progressive dry cough and exertional dyspnoea. In the early diagnostic process, a possible occupational aetiology was considered given his occupational history and known high-risk exposure to respirable silica particles confirmed by industrial hygiene assessment at the patient's workplace. The condition was confirmed by clinical, histological and autopsy findings. The patient died during lung transplantation, less than five years from diagnosis.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus