He had worked in a brickyard for years and got silicosis from the dust in his lungs.
For those that don't know, silicosis is an occupational lung disease that can be fatal.
The breathing of coal and rock dust causes black lung, the common name given to the lung diseases pneumoconiosis and silicosis .
Patients with silicosis are at increased risk of contracting tuberculosis.
In the concentration camp he had contracted silicosis , a lung disease similar to a combination of tuberculosis and emphysema from breathing in the fine dust that filtered through the cracks in the walls and floors.
The inhaled dust deposited in the bronchioles and alveoli reacts within the lung tissue to form silicotic nodules.
Neither HIV-positive nor silicotic miners had any special clinical monitoring or follow-up at this site until an HIV care clinic was started in 2000.
he functional alterations of the lung are caused not only by the silicotic lesions but also by accompanying diseases as chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
The cause of atelectasis is thought to be due to enlargement of silicotic lymph nodes based on image study.
In a period of 18 months, we have encountered 4 cases of right middle lobe atelectasis associated with endobronchial silicotic lesions of right middle lobe bronchi.