“Bright asteroids in the polar sky”— clinic‑radio‑pathological correlation in an unusual case of silicotuberculosis

Rai, Santosh and Acharya, Vishak K. and Vahab, Sanoj and Minal, Jessica and Chakraborti, Shrijeet (2016) “Bright asteroids in the polar sky”— clinic‑radio‑pathological correlation in an unusual case of silicotuberculosis. Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 20 (1). pp. 60-63. ISSN 0973-2284

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Abstract

We present a case of acute silicosis presenting with severe breathlessness and respiratory failure. An unusual aspect in our case was the presence of acute silicosis with respiratory failure in backdrop of long‑term silica exposure. The other striking aspect in this case was the demonstration of crystalline silica particles under polarizing light in bronchial lavage fluid sample and coexistence of tuberculosis with acute silicosis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, silica, silicosis, tuberculosis
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Pulmonary Medicine
Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Radio Diagnosis and Imaging
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2016 15:24
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2016 15:24
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146345

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