anthracosis

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an·thra·co·sis

 (ăn′thrə-kō′sĭs)
[New Latin : Greek anthrax, anthrak-, charcoal + -osis.]

anthracosis

(ˌænθrəˈkəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a lung disease due to inhalation of coal dust. Informal name: coal miner's lung

anthracosis

a disease of coal miners caused by the inhalation of coal dust.
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Noun1.anthracosis - lung disease caused by inhaling coal dust
pneumoconiosis, pneumonoconiosis - chronic respiratory disease caused by inhaling metallic or mineral particles
Translations

an·thra·co·sis

n. antracosis, condición pulmonar causada por la inhalación prolongada de polvo de carbón.

anthracosis

n antracosis f
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Anthracotic pigmentation in the bronchial mucosa is a bronchoscopic finding of pneumoconiosis, or evidence of heavy atmospheric soot.
If prominent areas of desquamative interstitial pneumonia-like changes are seen with macrophages that lack anthracotic smoking pigment, one should consider the possibility of an underlying myelodysplastic syndrome or drug-induced pneumonitis.
For example, lung cancer is still considered by epidemiologists as a single entity, but clinicians are aware that in addition to cancer occurring in an anthracotic lung, pulmonary cancers may also occur in nonanthracotic lungs; this is a different disease less likely to be dependent on air pollution.
Because of the lack of a normal communication with the airway, the sequestration typically lacks anthracotic pigmentation; however, there may be collateral ventilation that may be present congenitally, or as the result of a pathologic connection due to inflammation and infection.