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The Anatolian Journal of Family Medicine Aluminum-associated Lung Disease: A Case Report [anatol j fm]
anatol j fm. 2021; 4(1): 98-101 | DOI: 10.5505/anatoljfm.2020.63325

Aluminum-associated Lung Disease: A Case Report

Nejdiye Mazıcan1, Seher Kurtul2, Deniz Öngel Harbiyeli3
1Department of Chest Diseases, Division of Occupational Diseases, Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Occupational Diseases, Izmir Bozyaka Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences, Izmir, Turkey
3Department of Chest Diseases, Istanbul University-Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Aluminum-associated fibrosis is a form of lung disease characterized by mixed-dust pneumoconiosis and interstitial pneumonia. Pneumoconiosisis a progressive disease resulting in non-nodular interstitial fibrosis located mainly in the upper and middle lobes of the lungs. It is primarily an occupational injury. This report describes the case of a patient who had worked in an aluminum sanding environment for 10 years and developed pneumoconiosis due to exposure to aluminum dust.

Keywords: Aluminum, fibrosis, pneumoconiosis

Nejdiye Mazıcan, Seher Kurtul, Deniz Öngel Harbiyeli. Aluminum-associated Lung Disease: A Case Report. anatol j fm. 2021; 4(1): 98-101

Corresponding Author: Nejdiye Mazıcan, Türkiye
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