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Document ID (ISN)27775
CIS number 77-1398
ISSN - Serial title 0022-3859 - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Patel K.C., Sheth S.M., Kamat S.R.
Title Arc welder's lung - A case report.
Bibliographic information 1977, Vol.23, No.1, p.35-38. Illus. 13 ref.
Abstract Report on a man employed for 18 years as a naval dockyard arc welder in whom lung fibrosis suggestive of arc welder's lung was diagnosed. Results of laboratory studies, lung function tests, radiography and lung biopsy are given. Development of the disease and the question of the fibrogenicity of iron oxide are discussed in the light of the relevant literature.
Descriptors (primary) manual arc welding; iron oxide; shipbuilding industry; welders lung; respirable dust
Descriptors (secondary) case study; welding fumes; long-term exposure; lung biopsy; histopathology; respiratory function tests; chest radiography; fibrogenic effects
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Inorganic substances
Shipbuliding and ship repair
Welding and cutting
Iron and compounds