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Document ID (ISN)34933
CIS number 81-173
ISSN - Serial title 0010-5309 - Le concours médical
Year 1980
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Vacher H., Vacher-Lavenu M.C., Chevrot A., Viallet J.F., Lavenu P.
Title Anatomical and radiological aspects of avian mycobacteriosis in miners (7 case studies)
Original title Aspects anatomo-radiologiques pulmonaires des mycobactérioses aviaires chez les mineurs (à propos de 7 cas). [in French]
Bibliographic information 1980, Vol.102, NO.37, p.5411-5426. Illus. 11 ref.
Abstract Commencing with 7 case studies of avian mycobacteriosis in silicotic miners, this article examines the anatomical, radiographic and clinical aspects of this rare disease, with poor prognosis because the pathogenic agent is usually resistant to specific antibiotics. The clinical signs closely resemble those of tuberculosis, with persistant cough and dark-coloured haemoptysis. The radiological signs resemble those of silico-tuberculosis with pseudotumoral massed cavities, principally in the apex of the lung, often bilateral, without pleural involvement. Since anatomopathological investigation reveals no pathognomonic change, diagnosis must essentially be based on bacteriology (search for "mycobacterium avium").
Descriptors (primary) pathogenic bacteria; mycoses; allergic respiratory disorders; mining industry; silicosis
Descriptors (secondary) case study; radiological changes; pathological anatomy; symptoms
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Mining and quarrying
Bacterial and parasitic diseases