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Document ID (ISN)110030
CIS number 09-1009
ISSN - Serial title 1232-1087 - International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Danila E., Šileikienė V., Nargė la R., Žurauskas E., Loskutovienė G.
Title Different course of silicosis in four brothers of one family
Bibliographic information 2009, Vol.22, No.1, p.51-57. Illus. 32 ref.
Abstract Silicosis remains a common occupational respiratory disease. Four cases of silicosis which developed after a relatively short occupational exposure to respirable silica among the members of one family are described. Four young Lithuanian brothers worked illegally abroad in mining in one of European countries. All of them were employed together in the same working conditions but for different work durations. One of the brothers died due to the acute form of the disease (lipoproteinosis). Two of the brothers suffered from simple nodular silicosis, and the fourth brother developed very early nodular silicosis and small airway dust disease. A one year follow-up revealed moderate/severe worsening of the disease in all surviving brothers.
Descriptors (primary) symptoms; mining and quarrying; short-term exposure; silicosis
Descriptors (secondary) Lithuania; acute silicosis; case study; disobeying safety instructions; diagnosis; respirators; histology; radiological diagnosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceLithuania
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Mining and quarrying