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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The differential diagnosis includes infection, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, hot tub lung, and chronic beryllium disease (Figure 5, A through F).
(10) In their efforts to prevent OSHA and EPA from promulgating protective regulations limiting human exposure to beryllium, they took every opportunity to "manufacture uncertainty" about the science documenting the fact that exposure to beryllium caused lung cancer and a debilitating and usually fatal disease called chronic beryllium disease (CBD), or berylliosis.
Hundreds of weapons workers have developed chronic beryllium disease (CBD), a sometimes-fatal lung disease associated with breathing tiny amounts of the metal.
Hundreds of workers in various private industries have already died of chronic beryllium disease (CBD), a fast-progressing, debilitating and potentially fatal lung disease in those whose immune systems have become sensitized following exposure to the substance.
The DOE's program for prevention of chronic beryllium disease requires exposure monitoring and sampling, medical monitoring, and other measures to detect and prevent beryllium exposure and health hazards.
Beryllium causes Chronic Beryllium Disease and cancer.
For example, working around beryllium--a metallic element used in nuclear reactors and aerospace design--can cause chronic beryllium disease, which hardens the lungs and leads to death by suffocation.
(6) For example, as Commissioner Miller mentioned yesterday, there is evidence that some people may have a genetic predisposition to developing beryllium disease. (7) Beryllium is a metal that is used in the manufacture of a wide range of products, from fluorescent lights to automobile circuit beards.
CONTEXT: Although chronic beryllium disease (CBD) is clearly an immune-mediated granulomatous reaction to beryllium, acute beryllium disease (ABD) is commonly considered an irritative chemical phenomenon related to high exposures.
For example, the BeLPT car identify changes in the immune system that are linked to an increased risk for developing chronic beryllium disease (Middleton, Fink, Kowalski, Lewin, & Sinks, 2008; Middleton Lewin, Kowalski Cox, & Kleinbaum, 2006).
So, basically, really empowering the employees to say, "Well, here's a potential risk for certain people, here's a bunch of information about genetic markers for beryllium disease. We'll give you the test.
Lower exposure levels can cause chronic beryllium disease (CBD) - characterized by lung inflammation and scarring - including granuloma, the growth of tumor-like masses of capillaries on the lung surface.