Flashcards in Pneumoconiosis: inhalation and deposition of dust particles in the lung Deck (8)
Silica from sand, rock, or glass. Sandblasters at risk. "Rocky Quarry disease".
Asbestos leads to mesothelioma. Malignant tumor.
Cotton dust. "Brown Lung".
Black lung disease from miners. "Caplan's syndrome" = anthracosis + RA
Endemic fungus around Mississippi or Ohio valleys. "Ohio Valley Fever" AKA "Mississinpi Valley fever."
Histomycosis / Histoplasmosis
Endemic fungus in deserts of Southwest. Aka "San Joaquin Valley fever" . Called 'Valley fever' in other states.