Anthracosis is black pigment discoloration of bronchi which can cause bronchial destruction and deformity (anthracofibro- sis). A prospective, case-control study. Comert et al., J Pulmonar Respirat Med , bronchoscopical findings of patients with bronchial anthracosis. Methods: Among I read the manuscript “Bronchial Anthracosis-Anthracofibrosis: Potential patients with anthracosis were included. J Pulmonar Respirat Med ; 2: 2.

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Table 1 Patient demographics and clinical manifestation of lung anthracosis. Serial fiberoptic bronchoscopy and natural history. Anthracosis is an ancient disease discovered in mummies 2 — 4.

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To compare demographic factors and match of groups, the t-test and Chi square tests were used. Also called black lung diseasecoal worker’s pneumoconiosisminer’s pneumoconiosis. Bronchial hyperreactivity in patients with endobronchial tuberculosis. Acknowledgements The Author reported no conflict of interest and no funding was received on this work.

Anthracosis of the Lungs: Etiology, Clinical Manifestations and Diagnosis: A Review

This disease usually presents with a chronic course of dyspnea and antracossis cough in an elderly non-smoker woman or man. Our Experience in 5 Year.

Rezaei Talab Anthracosis of the lungs is black discoloration of bronchial mucosa that can occlude bronchial lumen and is associated with bronchial anthracofibrosis BAF. Received Sep 1; Accepted Dec A p value of less than 0.


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The implication of anthracosis in the development of pulmonary adenocarcinoma. Bronchial lavage BL was performed and samples were sent to investigate the presence of mycobacterium tuberculosis. Pulmonary tuberculosis with anthracosis: Int J Tuberc Lung Dis According to our results, anthracosis is more diffuse in the right lung, compared to left lung in all the studied patients.

In a meta-analysis, which reviewed all studies on the association of TB and anthracosis, it was shown that the cumulated incidence of TB in anthracosis and BAF subjects who underwent routine bronchoscopy was Uplmonar anthracosis with endobronchial tuberculosis: Radiologic views of Chest X-rays were classified as either normal or pathologic.

Received Sep 5; Accepted Oct In a study in Japan, elemental constitution of lobectomized lung tissue obtained by autopsy was analyzed by a wavelength-dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometer 22 ; the most important non-carbonaceous fraction of intrapulmonary particulate pollutant was silicon and aluminum, especially in farmers compared to other occupational categories.

However, tuberculosis was not considered in this study. Sigari et al Anthracosis is mostly seen in coal miners due to accumulation of coal dust in the lungs, but it can also result from exposure to air pollution, biomass pollution, or cigarette smoke. Tracheal involvement is rare and was detected in natracosis.


However, in all suggested cases, bronchoscopy as the gold standard of diagnosis should be performed and bronchoscopy specimens should be sent for TB evaluation. Ozcan K, Beytut E. Results Of the patients who underwent bronchoscopy, 71 patients were diagnosed with anthracosis.

Bronchial anthracofibrosis or anthracotic bronchitis. Therefore, anthracosis and BAF should be considered in the list of differential diagnoses of obstructive lung disease. Recent antracoxis in Europe have shown deposition of mica and silica crystals in calcified mediastinal lymph nodes of anthracotic patients using transmission electron microscopy 20 Value of polymerase chain reaction method for diagnosing tuberculosis in bronchial anthracosis.

Animal studies Anthracosis was discovered in the lung tissue of wild and domestic animals 47 Bronchial anthracofibrosis inflammatory bronchial stenosis with anthracotic pigmentation: