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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Bronchial anthracosis was characterized by dark pigmentations of the airway mucosa found during bronchoscopy.
In this article, we present a case of vocal fold paralysis (VFP) caused by anthracosis, a rare pathology that, to the best of our knowledge, has not been previously indicated in the etiology of VFP.
The association between frequency and duration of indoor smoke exposure due to traditional baking and anthracosis was investigated using chi square for trends, in terms of duration and frequency of exposure categories.
Since many of these patients proved to have active tuberculosis on bacteriologic examination, identification of anthracosis on bronchoscopy leads to searching for evidence of active tuberculosis.
But the presence of anthracosis is only a crude indicator of the probability of serious disease.
Although the statistical analysis still indicated an effect of PM levels after adjustment for smoking and occupational dust exposure, the authors' graphical representations of their data suggest that the PM effects, apart from anthracosis, were small.
[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").
[1,2] Anthracosis which is one of these benign conditions can also cause false-positive positron emission computed tomography (PET/CT) mimicking malignancy.
Coelioscopy with histologic examination and fungal culture of lung and air sac samples revealed anthracosis but no fungal infection.
The differential diagnoses include pyogenic granuloma, cutaneous anthracosis, and orthopox virus infection.
Bronchial anthracosis is defined as black discoloration of bronchus due to deposition of carbon particles from extraneous origin on bronchial mucosa.
Studies on pulmonary anthracosis. With special reference to the mineral constitution of intrapulmonary particulate pollutants in the human lung.