berylliosis


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berylliosis

(bəˌrɪlɪˈəʊsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a lung disease caused by inhaling beryllium
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2) Environmental exposures such as berylliosis or pneumoconiosis may also be considered in the differential in certain clinical situations.
G [right arrow] Granulomatous: Histoplasmosis, Mycobacterial infections, Cryptococcus, Berylliosis, Cat scratch disease, Silicosis
2]) * Crohn's disease * Bariatric surgery * Radiation enteritis Granuloma-forming disorders * Sarcoidosis * Tuberculosis * Histoplasmosis * Coccidiomyeosis * Berylliosis Some lymphomas
Berylliosis and pulmonary sarcoidosis mimic one another on imaging and pathology and have more of a tendency for interstitial thickening.
Other granulomatous diseases, such as berylliosis and tuberculosis, must be excluded since they often present the same way as scar sarcoidosis.
10) In their efforts to prevent OSHA and EPA from promulgating protective regulations limiting human exposure to beryllium, they took every opportunity to "manufacture uncertainty" about the science documenting the fact that exposure to beryllium caused lung cancer and a debilitating and usually fatal disease called chronic beryllium disease (CBD), or berylliosis.
Asbestosis and berylliosis ([dagger]) also were diagnosed.
DIAGNOSING berylliosis or sarcoidosis in any patient is almost always a last option for any doctor.
Although BeO is well suited for high power applications in the electronics industry, its dust particles are toxic; if BeO particles are inhaled, they may cause berylliosis, an inflammation of the lungs.