Problem

Silicotuberculosis

Other Names:
Phthisis
Nature:
Dust in the mining environment encourages tubercular complications as well as the development of atypical mycobacteria. Studies have shown that the risk of contracting a mycobacteriosis is 30 times greater in a silicotic than in a subject whose lungs are not affected by dust.
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Medicine Lungs, throat
Date of last update
23.04.1999 – 00:00 CEST