Interstitial lung disease: silicosis, a case report

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  • Alfredo G. Guerreros Clínica Internacional
  • Natali Angulo Clínica Internacional
  • Isthvan Torres Instituto Arias Stella

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Construction of tunnels, pneumoconiosis, progressive massive fibrosis

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A 51-year-old male had dry cough and chest pain for more than 10 years. He has a history of exposure to biomass. He worked as supervisor of tunnel construction. Twelve years ago he had hemoptysis, for which he received anti-tuberculosis therapy despite not having smear-positive. The physical examination was normal except that fine crackles were found in both bases. He had an obstructive pattern in spirometry. And, there was great interstitial involvement in the lung parenchyma in tomography studies. A biopsy was performed by video thoracoscopy, which confirmed the diagnosis of silicosis.

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2019-01-05

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Interstitial lung disease: silicosis, a case report. Interciencia méd. [Internet]. 2019 Jan. 5 [cited 2024 May 23];8(2):78-81. Available from: https://intercienciamedica.com/index.php/intercienciamedica/article/view/52