Bright asteroids in the polar sky-clinic-radio-pathological correlation in an unusual case of silicotuberculosis

Santosh Rai, Vishak Acharya, Sanoj Vahab, Jessica Minal, Shrijeet Chakraborti

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-63
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016


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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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