Berylliosis

What is Berylliosis?

Berylliosis, or chronic beryllium disease (CBD), is a chronic allergic-type lung response and chronic lung disease caused by exposure to beryllium and its compounds, a form of beryllium poisoning. As an occupational lung disease, it is most classically associated with aerospace manufacturing, beryllium mining or manufacturing of fluorescent light bulbs (which once contained beryllium compounds in their internal phosphor coating).

The condition is incurable, but symptoms can be treated.

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My X-ray done 3 years ago revealed calcified granuloma in the right apex. what is the treatment? I'm working with kids is this...

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A calcified granuloma in the right apex could be due to several reasons. This can include a Histoplasma infection,...

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I have been experiencing pressure pain in my heart area, exhaustion, shortness of breath, constant pressure in chest which worsens with exertion,...

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granuloma is a small area of inflammation in tissue. Granulomas are most often the result of an infection and most frequently occur in the...

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I have two biopsy done one in 2012 from my -lymph node in the breast- and now from my legs -red big lumps- both have same results NECROTIZING GRANULOMATOUS INFLAMMATION...

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I have two biopsy done one in 2012 from my - lymph node in the breast- and now from my legs -red big lumps- both have same results NECROTIZING...

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My X-ray done 3 years ago revealed calcified granuloma in the right apex. what is the treatment? I'm working with kids is this dangerous?

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