Chronic beryllium disease

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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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Breathe Support Network

MISSION STATEMENT The Breathe Support Networks mission is to provide support and education for pulmonary fibrosis patients and their families, helping them to better #LIVEwithPF. This includes, but is not limited to: - education about pulmonary fibrosis - guiding patients and families on how to talk to their healthcare team - providing tips to live a healthier more productive life - providing information about other pulmonary fibrosis resources

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