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Rare Complications of Silica Dust Exposure [Erciyes Med J]
Erciyes Med J. 2019; 41(2): 218-219 | DOI: 10.14744/etd.2019.38278

Rare Complications of Silica Dust Exposure

Alaa Omar Shalaby, Khaled Mahmoud Kamel, Ahmed Serag Aldein Al Halfawy, Hassan Mahmoud Amin, Sabah Ahmed Hussein, Hassan Gamal Yamamah, Hoda Mohamed Abdel-hamid
Department of Chest, Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt

Crystalline silica inhalation causes silicosis, one of the ancient occupational lung diseases. It leads to an irreversible fibrotic response in the lung parenchyma and, consequently, causes diffuse interstitial lung disease. Asymptomatic to chronic irreversible forms are various presentations of silicosis, which has a high-risk predisposition to various comorbidities. We documented two cases of rare presentations of silica dust exposure alveolar silicoproteinosis and silicotuberculosis.

Keywords: Silicosis, alveolar silicoproteinosis, silicotuberculosis, silica dust.

Alaa Omar Shalaby, Khaled Mahmoud Kamel, Ahmed Serag Aldein Al Halfawy, Hassan Mahmoud Amin, Sabah Ahmed Hussein, Hassan Gamal Yamamah, Hoda Mohamed Abdel-hamid. Rare Complications of Silica Dust Exposure. Erciyes Med J. 2019; 41(2): 218-219

Corresponding Author: Hoda Mohamed Abdel-hamid, Egypt
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