Sequelae of Asbestos exposure?
1. Pleural plaques/thickening--diaphragmatic surface, footprint of asbestos
2. Pleural effusions--can be benign, inflammatory. Not life-threatening themselves
3. Asbestosis (Pulmonary fibrosis)--life threatening
4. Lung Cancer
5. Mesothelioma--painful, bad, from peritoneal/pleural surface, FATAL
Where does asbestosis effect the lungs?
All lobes--widespread interstitial disease
Where does silicosis usually effect the lungs?
What can nitrofurantoin cause in the lungs?
What can minocycline cause in the lungs?
What can bleomycin cause in the lungs?
What can hydralazine cause in the lungs?
What can sulfonamides cause in the lungs?
Where does Byssinosis come from?
What kind of gases can be formed in Silos?
Can cause ARDS or pulmonary fibrosis
What kind of stain do you use to visualize Pneumocystis Chorinii?