talcosis


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talcosis

 [tal-ko´sis]

tal·co·sis

(tal-kō'sis),
A pulmonary disorder related to silicosis, occurring in workers exposed to talc mixed with silicates; characterized by restrictive or obstructive disorders of breathing or the two in combination.
[talc + G. -osis, condition]

talcosis

/tal·co·sis/ (tal-ko´sis) talc pneumoconiosis.

talcosis

[talkō′sis]
a silicosis-like respiratory disorder caused by inhalation of magnesium silicate dust.

talcosis

Public health Intravascular, perivascular, and alveolar granulomas in which talc and sometimes starch can be identified, a finding typical of IV drug abusers, which may cause defects in pulmonary function

tal·co·sis

(tal-kō'sis)
A pulmonary disorder related to silicosis occurring in workers exposed to talc mixed with silicates; characterized by restrictive or obstructive disorders of breathing or the two in combination.
[talc + G. -osis, condition]

talcosis

A lung disease caused by inhalation of talc dust and characterized by chronic induration and fibrosis.

talcosis

a condition due to inhalation or implantation in the body of talc.
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Pulmonary talcosis has also been reported in a wide variety of oral medications that are misused intravenously.
In a review of several case reports of symptomatic pulmonary talcosis, patients typically presented with initial dyspnea to progressive exertional dyspnea, fatigue, and cough with or without systemic symptoms such as fever, chills, or night sweats [6, 7].
Radiographically, pulmonary talcosis is characterized by generalized haziness, small nodules, and reticulations, either diffuse or predominantly in the lower zones [9].
The natural history of pulmonary talcosis is said to be slowly progressive, even after exposure of dust has ceased [3].
Nichols, "Intravascular talcosis due to intravenous drug use is an underrecognized cause of pulmonary hypertension," Pulmonary Medicine, vol.
Zubairi, "Pulmonary talcosis 10 years after brief teenage exposure to cosmetic talcum powder," BMJ Case Reports, vol.
Talcosis associated with IV abuse of oral medications: CT findings.
Pulmonary 'mainline' granulomatosis: talcosis of intravenous methadone abuse.
Particle size for differentiation between inhalation and injection pulmonary talcosis.
Pulmonary function studies of patients with talcosis reveal restrictive, obstructive, or mixed patterns (Avolio et al.
Nontuberculous mycobacterial infection has also been reported in talcosis (De Coster et al.