A reduction in silica dust exposure, continuous medical surveillance, and TB screening in high-risk occupations and securing anti-TB treatment are strategies to minimize the rate of silicotuberculosis among workers or employees (6).
In the current cases, we have confirmed a rare diagnosis of acute silicoproteinosis and silicotuberculosis. Given the patients' occupational history of glass grinding and sandblasting and known high-risk exposure to respirable silica dust in their professions, we have considered a possible occupational etiology.
In Turkey, 115 silicosis and silicotuberculosis
cases have been recorded in 2014 according to the recent Statistical Yearbook of Ministry of Labour and Security of Turkey.
Advice and support in the elimination of silicosis and silicotuberculosis
as well as prevention of occupational tuberculosis as a whole;
Besides high prevalence of silicosis among the workers engaged in this unorganized industry, non-occupationally exposed groups are also reported to have silicosis (6.8-11.8%), silicotuberculosis
(2.8-6.3%), and tuberculosis (18.8-20.1%).
. In: Sharma SK, Mohan A, editors.
Because the ores are dominated by crystalline silica, silicosis and related diseases (e.g., silicotuberculosis
) could become long-term health problems in ore processors who do not use appropriate respiratory protection or dust control measures (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 2002).
A controlled clinical comparison of 6 and 8 months of antituberculosis chemotherapy in the treatment of patients with silicotuberculosis
in Hong Kong.
([dagger] ICD-8 code 515.0 (silicosis) or code 010 (silicotuberculosis
) for years 1968-1978, ICD-9 code 502 (pneumoconiosis due to other silica or silicates) for years 1979-1998, and ICD-10 code J62 (pneumoconiosis due to dust containing silica [silicosis]) for years 1999-2005.
[sections] 718.201 (2000) (stating "[t]his definition includes, but is not limited to, coal workers' pneumoconiosis, anthracosilicosis, anthracosis, anthrosilicosis, massive pulmonary fibrosis, progressive massive fibrosis, silicosis or silicotuberculosis
Operators failed to implement fully the BOM's primary recommendation: they did not immediately terminate all men with second- and third-stage silicosis and silicotuberculosis
. The mass layoffs induced by the economic downturn of 1928-29 seemingly offered a perfect opportunity to dispose of these individuals.