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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 50-51

Pulmonary Silicotuberculosis in A Stone Miner


1 Senior Resident Department of Pneumonology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna -14, Bihar, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of TB & Chest, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna -14, Bihar, India
3 Senior Resident, Department of General Medicine, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna -14, Bihar, India

Correspondence Address:
Mukesh Kumar Tiwari
Senior Resident, Department of Pneumonology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna-14, Bihar
India
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We are presenting a case of a patient a former stone miner, male, 45 years old, who developed silicosis after almost a decade of occupational exposure to silica dust in stone mining industry. He was detected to have sputum positive pulmonary tuberculosis 4 years after leaving the profession. The case affirms that silicosis is increasingly associated with tuberculosis. The history of occupational exposure to inciting agent, radiological features (conventional chest X-ray and computerized tomography) and microbiological examination of sputum help in diagnosing the case, correctly. In comparison to general population tuberculosis morbidity is more pronounced in silicosis.


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