|Document ID (ISN)||77660|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
|Convention or series no.
||Solomon A., Rees D., Felix M., Venter E.
||Silicosis and tuberculosis: A proposed radiographic classification of tuberculosis to accompany the ILO international classification of radiographs of pneumoconioses
||July-Sep. 2000, Vol.6, No.3, p.215-219. Illus. 10 ref.
||01-1687.pdf [in English]
||A significant proportion of workers exposed to silica dust are at risk of developing tuberculosis (TB). The higher the International Labour Organization (ILO) category of silicosis, the greater the TB risk. Subtle radiographic presentations of TB may be the initial manifestation of TB, particularly in the absence of sputum identification of TB bacilli. A proposed TB X-ray-reading form in addition to the ILO categorization of silicosis is offered. The implementation of a standardized TB X-ray reading approach should enable the detection of indolent TB lesions.
||tuberculosis; radiological classifications; radiographic interpretation; silicosis
||ILO; silica; radiological diagnosis; opacities; respirable dust; description of technique; chest radiography; pneumoconiosis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||South Africa|
|Broad subject area(s)
||Occupational medicine, epidemiology
||Bacterial and parasitic diseases