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Document ID (ISN)77660
CIS number 01-1687
ISSN - Serial title 1077-3525 - International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Year 2000
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Solomon A., Rees D., Felix M., Venter E.
Title Silicosis and tuberculosis: A proposed radiographic classification of tuberculosis to accompany the ILO international classification of radiographs of pneumoconioses
Bibliographic information July-Sep. 2000, Vol.6, No.3, p.215-219. Illus. 10 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) tuberculosis; radiological classifications; radiographic interpretation; silicosis
Descriptors (secondary) ILO; silica; radiological diagnosis; opacities; respirable dust; description of technique; chest radiography; pneumoconiosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSouth Africa
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Bacterial and parasitic diseases