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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 60-63

"Bright asteroids in the polar sky"-clinic-radio-pathological correlation in an unusual case of silicotuberculosis


1 Department of Radiology, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Pathology, Kasturba Medical College and Hospital, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Santosh Rai
Department of Radiodiagnosis, KMC Hospitals, Ambedkar Circle, Kasturba Medical College, (Unit of Manipal University), Mangaluru - 575 001, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5278.183847

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We present a case of acute silicosis presenting with severe breathlessness and respiratory failure. An unusual aspect in our case was the presence of acute silicosis with respiratory failure in backdrop of long-term silica exposure. The other striking aspect in this case was the demonstration of crystalline silica particles under polarizing light in bronchial lavage fluid sample and coexistence of tuberculosis with acute silicosis.






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