Silicosis

Silicosis: sand blaster comes in with cough, SOB, chest xray shows nodules located centrally, biopsy shows fibrotic nodules surrounded by macrophages containing silica


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  • Silicosis
  • aka: Potter's rot,
  • sand blaster comes in with cough, SOB, chest xray shows nodules located centrally, biopsy shows fibrotic nodules surrounded by macrophages containing silica
  • cough, SOB, hx of sandblasting
  • centrally located nodules (CXR), biopsy shows fibrotic nodules surrounded by macrophages containing silica