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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The laboratory supervisor was blinded to bronchoscopy results in terms of bronchial anthracosis.
7%) did not have bronchial anthracosis (control group).
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.
On bronchoscopic evaluation, diffuse anthracosis was found to be present in the right and left bronchial systems.
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.
Association between Indoor Smoke Exposure Due to Traditional Baking and Anthracosis (Control from Surgical Ward)
This study aims to investigate the clinical, radiographic, and bacteriologic findings in patients with bronchial anthracosis.
Diagnosis of anthracosis was based on bronchoscopic findings as well as composition of the pigment in the lungs of patients.
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.
The main cause of anthracosis is unknown, however, prolonged contact with fossil fuel emissions has frequently been reported.
Considering the presence of carbon particles in the environment of urban/industrial areas and despite the fact that bronchoscopy is performed nearly in all referral medical centers, bronchial anthracosis is not widely reported.