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Document ID (ISN)77986
CIS number 02-187
ISSN - Serial title 1775-8785 - Archives des maladies professionnelles
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Marquet M., Legrand C., Furon D.
Title Interstitial lung fibrosis among coal miners
Original title Fibrose interstitielle pulmonaire chez le mineur de charbon [in French]
Bibliographic information Nov. 2000, Vol.61, No.7, p.485-490. Illus. 13 ref.
Internet access 02-0187.pdf [in French]
Abstract The retired miners of the Nord-Pas-de-Calais coal fields with pneumoconiosis have been regularly followed up for twenty years in the context of a post-occupational medical surveillance program. These medical observations revealed an unusually-high number of cases of interstitial lung fibrosis evolving independently from pneumoconiosis. This larger study of 7,770 coal workers confirmed the high incidence of such cases (close to 1%) and allowed to validate the diagnostic approach based on commonly-practiced screening examinations (clinical examination, radiological examination and respiratory function testing). Results raise the issue of the acceptance of the occupational origin of this coal workers pathology, and suggest that special attention be paid to other occupational exposures to dust with free silica.
Descriptors (primary) silica; coal mining; silicosis; pulmonary fibrosis
Descriptors (secondary) long-term study; chest radiography; frequency rates; respiratory function tests
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying
Pneumoconioses