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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2]) * Crohn's disease * Bariatric surgery * Radiation enteritis Granuloma-forming disorders * Sarcoidosis * Tuberculosis * Histoplasmosis * Coccidiomyeosis * Berylliosis Some lymphomas
Berylliosis and pulmonary sarcoidosis mimic one another on imaging and pathology and have more of a tendency for interstitial thickening.
48-50) Some claim that Schaumann bodies are nearly as common in berylliosis as in sarcoidosis.
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.
DIAGNOSING berylliosis or sarcoidosis in any patient is almost always a last option for any doctor.
Occupational disease such as berylliosis should be ruled out.
Workers who inhale particles of silica are at risk for silicosis, similarly, workers in beryllium mines may develop berylliosis.
59) Moreover, berylliosis can produce histopathologic changes identical to those of sarcoidosis, 60 so it is appropriate to include berylliosis in the differential diagnosis of sarcoidosis.
Beryllium binding to HLA-DP molecule carrying the marker of susceptibility to berylliosis glutamate [beta]69.
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).
The influence of cutaneous hyper-sensitivity to beryllium on the development of experimental pulmonary berylliosis.