Anthracosis is black pigment discoloration of bronchi which can cause bronchial destruction and deformity (anthracofibro- sis). A prospective, case-control study. Comert et al., J Pulmonar Respirat Med , bronchoscopical findings of patients with bronchial anthracosis. Methods: Among I read the manuscript “Bronchial Anthracosis-Anthracofibrosis: Potential patients with anthracosis were included. J Pulmonar Respirat Med ; 2: 2.

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This disease usually presents with a chronic course of dyspnea and or cough in an elderly non-smoker woman or man.

Since many of these patients proved to have active tuberculosis on bacteriologic examination, identification of anthracosis on bronchoscopy leads to searching for evidence of active tuberculosis.

Multivariate analysis was carried out using multiple Backward stepwise multiple logistic regression to assess the effect of various factors on the incidence of disease. In cases suspected for malignancy, biopsy from the lesions was also performed. Pulmonary arterial hypertension and cor pulmonale associated with chronic domestic woodsmoke inhalation. Global and regional burden of disease and risk factors, The relation between radiologic findings and anatomical location of anthracosis, occupational information, and pulmonary tuberculosis are presented in Table 3.

Bronchial antravosis due to anthracofibrosis.

Bronchial anthracofibrosis or anthracotic bronchitis. Bronchial anthracosis BA is a bronchoscopic finding described pulmonra the advancement of dim pigments on airways and bronchial mucosa leading to bronchial damage, metamorphosis and obliteration.

Anthracosis, Anthracofibrosis, Anthracostenosis, Anthracotic bronchitis, Coal worker pneumoconiosis, Tuberculosis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Indoor smoke exposure and risk of anthracosis.



antradosis Kim et al In addition to black lesions, bronchial swelling with infiltration, erythema Figure 1C and thickening that may cause obliteration of bronchi may be seen Towhidi et al Gupta A, Shah A. Choe antracois al, 66 also showed that necrotic lymph nodes, multiple poorly defined small nodules, including branching opacities including tree in bud and consolidation with internal low density were in favor of TB. Occupational exposure was present in 37 Studies on pulmonary anthracosis.

Moreover, anthracotic plaque and bronchial deformity were not observed in typical COPD subjects who had a history of cigarette smoking ; therefore, in case of detecting anthracosis during bronchoscopy, it should not be considered as a variant of COPD. Compare wntracosis “pneumoconiosis of coal workers” and “anthracosilicosis.

For this reason, we conclude that when BAF is found in the proximal bronchi, all other distal bronchi should assume to be occluded by anthracosis. Endobronchial tuberculosis progressing to bronchial stenosis.

Anthracosis of the Lungs: Etiology, Clinical Manifestations and Diagnosis: A Review

Reports from other continents such as North America or Africa were also scanty 1416 and reports of anthracosis in children are very rare Traditional bread baking has been considered as a known occupational risk factor for the development of bronchial anthracosis. Treatment is antracosls similar to that of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD with a chronic course and low mortality. These findings are completely distinct from the histopathological findings of COPD as the most important clinical differential diagnosis of BAF.

Dynamic spirometry with flow volume curve according to ATS antracosiss was performed for the patients.

Anthracosis – definition of anthracosis by The Free Dictionary

Since the number of people in contact with tuberculosis was higher in the bronchial anthracosis group, tentatively, eliminating those with a history of contact with TB led pulmonzr a reduction in the incidence of tuberculosis in pulmona bronchial anthracosis group from Efectos toxicologicos del uso prolongado e intenso de emisiones de espirales contra mosquitos en ratas y sus implicaciones sobre el control de ppulmonar malaria.


In the other 59 patients, no occupational risk factors were found. However, there were some anthracotic subjects who had used other fuels such as kerosene or gas; these cases cannot be explained by this hypothesis. Zahra Mercedes Gonzalez for precise English editing of this article. Anthracosis is not a previously known cause of left vocal fold paralysis. As a routine practice, anthracosis may be erroneously diagnosed as TB, lung cancer, atelectasis or pneumonia 16 Bronchial anthracosis, pulmonary tuberculosis.

Trend analysis indicated that there was an association between anthracosis and indoor smoke exposure due to traditional baking and anthracotic cases had more life span than indoor smoke exposure. Biomass is produced by burning of wood, leaves or dung manure of farm animals for heating, cooking or baking 8. atracosis

Occupational exposure to carbon, silica, and quartz particles are predisposing factors for bronchial anthracosis. A usually asymptomatic form of pneumoconiosis caused by deposition of coal dust in the lungs [which] is present in most urban dwellers.