anthracosis


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anthracosis

[′an·thrə′kō·səs]
(medicine)
The accumulation of inhaled black coal dust particles in the lung accompanied by chronic inflammation. Also known as blacklung.
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Anthracosis, a form of pneumoconiosis, is most commonly seen in coal miners, and it is also caused by environmental factors such as air pollution, biomass smoke, and cigarette smoke.
But the presence of anthracosis is only a crude indicator of the probability of serious disease.
The traditional view of the effects of ambient PM on lung structure can be found in standard texts such as Spencer's Pathology of the Lung (Spencer 1985), which states that anthracosis (i.
The mediastinal lymph node biopsy sections revealed fibrosis and anthracosis, and similarly showed activated germinal centers associated with more florid epithelioid granulomas with eosinophils and centralized necrosis.