A Case of Arc-welders' Pneumoconiosis Improved by Reduction of Dust Exposure

  • Sumitomo Kenya
    Division of Internal Medicine, Japan Agricultural Cooperatives Kochi Hospital
  • Morizumi Shun
    Department of Community Medicine for Respirology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University
  • Takahashi Kiyohide
    Division of Internal Medicine, Japan Agricultural Cooperatives Kochi Hospital
  • Nishiyama Miho
    Division of Internal Medicine, Japan Agricultural Cooperatives Kochi Hospital
  • Takahashi Hidenobu
    Division of Internal Medicine, Japan Agricultural Cooperatives Kochi Hospital
  • Iwamura Shinichi
    Japan Agricultural Cooperatives Kochi Medical Checkup Center
  • Maeda Kenichi
    Long-Term Care Health Facility JA Inaho
  • Shinohara Tsutomu
    Department of Community Medicine for Respirology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University

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  • 粉じん曝露の低減により改善した溶接工肺の1例

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<p>溶接工肺はヒュームの吸入により発症するじん肺症の一つであり,粉じん曝露の低減や回避により改善が期待されるじん肺症である.症例は44歳男性.慢性咳嗽を主訴に来院した.職業歴,血清フェリチンの上昇ならびに胸部CT(computed tomography)所見から溶接工肺を疑い気管支鏡検査を実施した.気管支肺胞洗浄液中に鉄染色陽性のマクロファージを認め,溶接工肺と診断した.溶接マスクの徹底により改善を認め粉じん曝露の低減の重要性が示された.</p>

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