Seventeen cases of « talc pneumoconiosis » were examined pathologically and mineralogically to ascertain whether a true talc pneumoconiosis existed and also to compare these results in primary, secondary, and tertiary exposures.
Mineralogic analyses were performed on wet tissue or tissue blocks by a variety of techniques, including analytical transmission electron microscopy and x-ray diffraction.
Overall, the pathologic appearance of the tissues was similar in primary, secondary, and tertiary exposures, although ferruginous bodies and foreign body giant cells were not always present in cases caused by secondary exposures.
Mots-clés Pascal : Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Médecine travail, Exposition professionnelle, Physiopathologie, Homme, Anatomopathologie, Pneumoconiose, Poumon pathologie, Talc, Analyse minéralogique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Respiratory disease, Occupational medicine, Occupational exposure, Pathophysiology, Human, Pathology, Pneumoconiosis, Talc, Mineralogical analysis
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Code Inist : 002B03L03. Création : 199406.