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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 124-126

Serum angiotensin converting enzyme activity and serum copper levels in covert silicosis


1 National Institute of Occupational Health, Meghani Nagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Deputy Director, Molecular Biology Division,National Institute of Occupational Health,Meghani Nagar,Ahmedabad, India

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R R Tiwari
Occupational Medicine Division,National Institute of Occupational Health,Meghani Nagar, Ahmedabad - 380 016,Gujarat
India
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The present case report describes asymptomatic worker working in quartz crushing unit and having crepitations on ausculation in the middle zone of right lung, diagnosed as grade 1/1 silicotic according to ILO Classification of Pneumoconiosis. The patient had elevated levels of SACE and serum Copper. This is the first time that SACE and serum copper levels were measured in a covert case of silicosis particularly in India.






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