Silicotuberculosis and silicosis as occupational diseases: report of two cases.

@article{Milovanovi2011SilicotuberculosisAS,
  title={Silicotuberculosis and silicosis as occupational diseases: report of two cases.},
  author={Aleksandar P. S. Milovanovi{\'c} and Dennis Nowak and Andela Milovanovi{\'c} and Kurt Georg Hering and J. Nathan Kline and Evgeny V Kovalevskiy and Yuriy Ilich Kundiev and Bogoljub Perunici{\'c} and Martin B. Popevi{\'c} and Branka {\vS}u{\vs}tran and Milutin M Nenadovi{\'c}},
  journal={Srpski arhiv za celokupno lekarstvo},
  year={2011},
  volume={139 7-8},
  pages={536-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Silicosis, the most prevalent of the pneumoconioses, is caused by inhalation of crystalline silica particles. Silica-exposed workers are at increased risk for tuberculosis and other mycobacterium-related diseases. The risk of a patient with silicosis developing tuberculosis is higher (2.8 to 39 fold higher, depending on the severity of silicosis) than that found in healthy controls. OUTLINE OF CASES The first patient was a 52-year-old male who was admitted in 2002 for the second… CONTINUE READING

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