berylliosis


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berylliosis

[bə‚ril·ē′ō·səs]
(medicine)
Chronic lung inflammation due to inhalation of beryllium oxide dust.
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15) The report cautioned that if the incidence of berylliosis in workers became known outside the defense establishment, the outbreak "might be headlined, particularly in non-friendly papers, for weeks and months," and this might in turn "seriously embarrass the AEC and reduce public confidence in the organization.
dagger]) Asbestosis is caused by exposure to asbestos, once commonly used in dental laboratories; berylliosis is caused by exposure to the metal beryllium, a component of some alloys used in dental prostheses.
But this is just the "tip of the iceberg" according to the doctor, who claims there are also a further 70 cases of berylliosis near the tip.
The claims cover a variety of problems, including asbestos-related diseases, silicosis, occupational asthma, coal worker's pneumoconiosis, berylliosis, industrial bronchitis and many others.
Workers who inhale particles of silica are at risk for silicosis, similarly, workers in beryllium mines may develop berylliosis.
These include such granulomatous diseases as berylliosis (a disease resulting from exposure to beryllium metal), tuberculosis, farmer's lung disease (hypersensitivity pneumonitis), fungal infections, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, and cancer of the lymph nodes (lymphoma).
48-50) Some claim that Schaumann bodies are nearly as common in berylliosis as in sarcoidosis.
The diagnosis of sarcoidosis requires clinical and radiographic features known to be associated with sarcoidosis, noncaseating granulomas found on tissue biopsy, and exclusion of known causes of granulomatous diseases such as tuberculosis or berylliosis.
Beryllium binding to HLA-DP molecule carrying the marker of susceptibility to berylliosis glutamate [beta]69.