silicoproteinosis

silicoproteinosis

 [sil″ĭ-ko-pro″tēn-o´sis]
a rapidly fatal pneumoconiosis occurring several weeks to months after massive exposure to silica dust, characterized by the presence of proteinaceous fluid in the air spaces.

sil·i·co·pro·te·i·no·sis

(sil'i-kō-prō'tē-i-nō'sis),
An acute pulmonary disorder, radiographically and histologically similar to pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, resulting from relatively short exposure to high concentrations of silica dust; pulmonary symptoms are of rapid onset and the condition is invariably fatal.

sil·i·co·pro·tein·o·sis

(sil'i-kō-prō'tēn-ō'sis)
An acute pulmonary disorder, radiographically and histologically similar to pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, resulting from relatively short exposure to high concentrations of silica dust; pulmonary symptoms are of rapid onset, and the condition is invariably fatal.
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Alveolar silicoproteinosis is one of the acute complications of silica dust exposure with subsequent alveolar filling with proteinaceous material (3).
The standard treatment for alveolar silicoproteinosis is whole lung lavage, which removes large amounts of silica dust and inflammatory cells.
In exceptional cases, silicosis develops after as little as 5-10 years (accelerated silicosis), or even faster after weeks to years following very high silica concentrations (acute silicosis or silicoproteinosis) [1].
Silicoproteinosis: high-resolution CT and histologic findings.
Silicoproteinosis de patron alveolar difuso, similar a la proteinosis alveolar
The relation among silica exposure and pneumoconiosis, pulmonary tuberculosis, lung cancer, obstructive pulmonary disease, connective tissue disease, glomerulonephritis, and silicoproteinosis has been well documented.[18,19] Based on our experience, the adverse obstructive effect of silica exposure on airways and consequent lung atelectasis may be associated with silica exposure.