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Anthracosis is black pigment discoloration of bronchi which can cause bronchial destruction and deformity (anthracofibro- sis). A prospective, case-control study. Comert et al., J Pulmonar Respirat Med , bronchoscopical findings of patients with bronchial anthracosis. Methods: Among I read the manuscript “Bronchial Anthracosis-Anthracofibrosis: Potential patients with anthracosis were included. J Pulmonar Respirat Med ; 2: 2.

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Serial fiberoptic bronchoscopy and natural history. Esophageal anthracosis with endobronchial tuberculosis: In which subject field?


Anthracosis is caused by the deposition of carbon, silica, and quartz particles in the macrophages, mucosa, and submucosa. Anthracosis was discovered in the lung tissue of wild and domestic animals 47 For these reasons, the disease in some of these patients exacerbate after immunosuppressive therapy. Tuberculous stenosis of the trachea.

Ghanei et al Paranasal sinusitis occurred by anthracosis. The risk of TB increased in anthracosis with a cumulated odds ratio of 3. Anthracofibrosis, bronchial stenosis with overlying anthracotic mucosa: In a study in Japan, elemental constitution of lobectomized lung tissue obtained by autopsy was analyzed by a wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer 22 ; the most important non-carbonaceous fraction of intrapulmonary particulate pollutant was silicon and aluminum, especially in farmers compared to other occupational categories.

Results Of the patients who underwent bronchoscopy, 71 patients were diagnosed with anthracosis. In a study, lobectomy was done on two BAF subjects and fibrosis of the bronchi and reactive hyperplasia with anthracotic pigmentation were the major histopathological findings Methods This is a prospective study conducted between and Trend analysis indicated that there was an association between anthracosis and indoor smoke exposure due to traditional baking and anthracotic cases had more life span than indoor smoke exposure.

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Information regarding the lesions and their locations was recorded. According to our results, anthracosis is more diffuse in the right lung, compared to left lung in all the studied patients.

Antrxcosis tools A collection of writing tools that cover the many facets of English and French grammar, style and usage. Journal of Iranian medical council. Computed tomography CT pulmonag show more specific findings such as lymph node or bronchial calcification and mass lesions. References in periodicals archive? Note the hyperechoic nodule inside the lesion.

In the lung the accumulation often appears as macular lesions, usually in a centrilobular location, along the walls of bronchioles, but also along interlobular septa or in the subpleural space.

Kim et al To measure the association between two main variables, Odds ratio was calculated. Effets de la pollution Poumons. Outbreak of an unusual tracheal mite, Ptilonyssus morofskyi Acarina: Qurbani M, Yunesian M. The Pneumocociosis and anteacosis occupational lung disease.

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Studies on pulmonary anthracosis. A Bronchoscopic picture of simple anthracosis; B Anthracosis with retracted mucosa; C Bronchial anthracofibrosis. Biomass smoke induced bronchial anthracofibrosis: These findings strongly suggest that bronchial anthracosis was caused by active or previous tuberculous infection.

Survey on rate of pleurisy in slaughtered sheep in Tabriz abattoir East-Azerbaijan provinceIran. These findings are completely distinct from the histopathological findings of COPD as the most important clinical differential diagnosis of BAF. Seven patients were diagnosed with anthracosis and 15 patients who developed radiological improvement in the follow-up were diagnosed with pneumonia. Computed tomography CT was more sensitive for anthracosis and showed more specific radiological findings Figure 5.


Mirsadraee M, Saeedi P. We have recently encountered an increasing number of patients where dark anthracotic pigmentation was not associated with environmental exposure to coal dust or smoking.

Relationship between anthracosis and pulmonary tuberculosis in patients examined through bronchoscopy. Later on, Wynn et al. Please review our privacy policy. Pulmonary function tests usually show an obstructive pattern with no response to bronchodilators and normal DLCO, but some cases with restrictive pattern have also been seen.

Open in a separate window. However, in all suggested cases, bronchoscopy as the gold standard pulmlnar diagnosis should be antrcosis and bronchoscopy specimens should be sent for TB evaluation. The condition occurs in coal miners and is aggravated by cigarette smoking. With special reference to the mineral constitution of intrapulmonary particulate pollutants in the human lung.

Submucosal fibrosis may also be seen in the bronchial wall 37 and the epithelial lining is usually intact In patients with anthracosis, only 5 5.