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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The relation among silica exposure and pneumoconiosis, pulmonary tuberculosis, lung cancer, obstructive pulmonary disease, connective tissue disease, glomerulonephritis, and silicoproteinosis has been well documented.