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On the website we will publish from this month on regular updates on new disease – exposure combinations we added to the database. Currently, we have 199 entries. Ordered by year in which the abstract is published
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Jamoussi et al. 2018 Interstitial pneumonia in a glassblower: think to chronic beryllium disease!
Pan Afr Med J. 2018 Oct 9;31:95. doi: 10.11604/pamj.2018.31.95.14831. eCollection 2018. .
Chronic beryllium disease (CBD) is an occupational illness with varying severity. In this report, we describe a 27-year-old man, glassblower, who developed a fatal CBD after six months of unknown Beryllium’s exposure. The diagnosis was suspected on histological examination and then consolidated by confirmation of Beryllium’s exposure at the working area. Physicians should be aware of the potential risk to develop CBD in glassblowers. These workers should benefit from early medical surveillance using the Beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test (BeLPT) and therefore from suitable management. [Full article available].
Karusaki et al. 2019 Progressive plasterer’s pneumoconiosis complicated by fibrotic interstitial pneumonia: a case report.
BMC Pulm Med. 2019 Jan 7;19(1):6. doi: 10.1186/s12890-018-0776-4.
A 64-year-old man who plastered without any dust protection for more than 40 years was referred to our hospital with suspected interstitial pneumonia. Mixed dust pneumoconiosis and an unusual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) pattern with fibroblastic foci were diagnosed by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery, and an elemental analysis detected elements included in plasterwork materials. Despite the cessation of plasterwork and administration of nintedanib, the patient developed advanced respiratory failure. Plasterers are at an increased risk of pneumoconiosis and may have a poor prognosis when complicated by the UIP pattern. Thorough dust protection and careful monitoring are needed. [Full article available]