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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3) Dark anthracotic pigmentation in the bronchial mucosa is a bronchoscopic finding of pneumoconiosis or evidence of heavy atmospheric soot particles.
The alveolar septa showed necrosis, and the alveolar airspaces contained focal alveolar macrophages, including some with anthracotic pigment.
The mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes were prominent and anthracotic.
For example, in some patients, especially heavy smokers, anthracotic pigment may be identified along alveolar ducts and respiratory bronchioles; however, there is typically less pigment deposition and less airway fibrosis than in patients with mineral dust-associated bronchiolitic diseases.