J. B. CAREY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The condition of pneumosilicosis is in itself of interest only as an occupational disease. Its gradual production by intermittent rather than by constant exposure to silica-bearing dust, without apparent symptoms and with no accompanying infection, may perhaps be unusual. The deposition of silica-bearing particles of foreign material in the lung, causes much fibrosis. That this fibrosis is the direct result of irritation by the silica itself, and not of simple mechanical traumatization of pulmonary tissue by a foreign agent as such, is conceded. In individuals in whose lungs silica has been deposited, symptoms apparently result from the secondary infections which
CAREY JB. Pneumosilicosis and Amyloidosis*†: Report of a Case of Asymptomatic Pulmonary Silicosis and Amyloid Kidney; Death from Uremia.. Ann Intern Med. 1933;6:1106–1114. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-6-8-1106
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;6(8):1106-1114.
Interstitial Lung Disease, Nephrology, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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