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Bauxite fibrosis Classification & external resources
Bauxite pneumoconiosis, also known as Shaver's disease, corundum smelter's lung, bauxite lung or bauxite smelters' disease, is a progressive form of pneumoconiosis caused by exposure to bauxite fumes which contain aluminium and silica particulates. Initially, the disease appears as alveolitis, and then progresses to emphysema. Patients may develop pneumothorax (collapsed lung).
Additional recommended knowledge
It is typically seen in workers involved in the smelting of bauxite to produce corundum.
Pathology of respiratory system (J, 460–519) Acute upper respiratory infections Upper respiratory tract infection · Common cold · Rhinitis · Sinusitis · Pharyngitis ( Strep throat) · Tonsillitis · Laryngitis · Tracheitis · Croup · Epiglottitis Influenza and Pneumonia Influenza · Pneumonia ( Viral, Bacterial, Bronchopneumonia) · Severe acute respiratory syndrome Other acute lower respiratory infections Bronchitis ( Acute, Chronic) · Bronchiolitis Other diseases of upper respiratory tract Vasomotor rhinitis · Hay fever · Atrophic rhinitis · Nasal polyp · Deviated septum · Adenoid hypertrophy · Peritonsillar abscess · Vocal fold nodule · Laryngospasm Chronic lower respiratory diseases Emphysema · COPD · Asthma · Status asthmaticus · Bronchiectasis Lung diseases due to external agents Pneumoconiosis ( Coalworker's pneumoconiosis, Asbestosis, Silicosis, Bauxite fibrosis, Berylliosis, Siderosis) · Byssinosis · Hypersensitivity pneumonitis ( Farmer's lung, Bird fancier's lung) Other, principally affecting the interstitium Acute respiratory distress syndrome · Pulmonary edema · Hamman-Rich syndrome · Interstitial lung disease Suppurative and necrotic conditions of lower respiratory tract Lung abscess · Pleural effusion · Empyema Other Pneumothorax · Hemothorax · Hemopneumothorax · Mendelson's syndrome · Respiratory failure · Atelectasis · Mediastinal emphysema · Mediastinitis see also congenital ( Q30–Q34, 748)
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