Arbejde med sandblæsning kan give lungesilikose

Translated title of the contribution: Working as a sandblaster can cause silicosis.

Jacob Schelde, Georg Authried, Helle Dall Madsen, Michael Perch, David Lee Sherson

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Silicosis is a common occupational disease worldwide. It is caused by the inhalation of crystalline silicon dioxide, i.e. silica. Quartz is a common form of silica and occurs in sandstone and granite. Occupational exposure can occur e.g. in mining, quarrying and sandblasting. The inhaled silica triggers an inflammatory response when phagocytosed which eventually causes fibrosis. We present a 45-year-old male Danish sand-blaster who developed silicosis, and due to rapid decline in lung function received a lung transplant with an excellent result.

Translated title of the contributionWorking as a sandblaster can cause silicosis.
Original languageDanish
Article numberV06130371
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number2A
Pages (from-to)46-47
Publication statusPublished - 26. Jan 2015


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