Chronic beryllium disease
Synonyms: Berylliosis | Chronic berylliosis | Chronic beryllium lung disease
A pneumoconiosis characterized by granulomatous inflammation that occurs in individuals who develop beryllium sensitization (BeS) a cell-mediated immune response to environmental and occupational beryllium exposure. BeS precedes the lung disease that may present with chronic dry cough fatigue weight loss chest pain and increasing dyspnea.
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