anthracosilicosis


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anthracosilicosis

[‚an·thrə·kə‚sil·ə′kō·səs]
(medicine)
Chronic lung inflammation caused by inhalation of carbon and silicon particles.
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In the 9th and 10th revisions, the rubric for code 500 is "coal workers' pneumoconiosis," whereas the 8th revision used "anthracosilicosis." The overall effect of this change is unclear but might have resulted in an increase in the number of cases between the 8th and 9th revisions (i.e., between 1978 and 1979).
[sections] 718.201 (2000) (stating "[t]his definition includes, but is not limited to, coal workers' pneumoconiosis, anthracosilicosis, anthracosis, anthrosilicosis, massive pulmonary fibrosis, progressive massive fibrosis, silicosis or silicotuberculosis").