Concurrent silicosis and pulmonary mycosis at death.
Iossifova-Y; Bailey-R; Wood-J; Kreiss-K
Emerg Infect Dis 2010 Feb; 16(2):318-320
To examine risk for mycosis among persons with silicosis, we examined US mortality data for 1979-2004. Persons with silicosis were more likely to die with pulmonary mycosis than were those without pneumoconiosis or those with more common pneumoconioses. Health professionals should consider enhanced risk for mycosis for silica-exposed patients.
Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Silicosis; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Mortality-surveys; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Pneumoconiosis; Fibrosis
Kathleen Kreiss, CDC/NIOSH, 1095 Willowdale Rd, Mailstop H2800, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA
Emerging Infectious Diseases