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Anthracosis Summary

Description: A diffuse parenchymal lung disease caused by accumulation of inhaled CARBON or coal dust. The disease can progress from asymptomatic anthracosis to massive lung fibrosis. This lung lesion usually occurs in coal miners, but can be seen in urban dwellers and tobacco smokers.

Also Known As: Black Lung; Coal Miner's Lung; Coalworker's Pneumoconiosis; Pneumoconiosis, Coal Worker's; Anthracoses Show All >>

Networked: 285 relevant articles (3 outcomes, 33 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Anthracosis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Coal : 2 outcomes 17 studies in 146 results : IBA
  2. Selenium : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  3. Pentetic Acid (DTPA) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 2 Generic
  4. diethylenetriamine : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  5. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (Tumor Necrosis Factor) : 4 studies in 14 results : IBA
  6. Cyclin-Dependent Kinase Inhibitor p16 : 2 studies in 3 results : IBA
  7. Cytokines : 1 study in 10 results : IBA
  8. Quartz : 1 study in 8 results : IBA
  9. Biological Markers (Surrogate Marker) : 1 study in 6 results : IBA
  10. Smoke : 1 study in 5 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Anthracosis

  1. Pneumoconiosis
  2. Silicosis
  3. Asbestosis
  4. Adenocarcinoma
  5. Chronic Bronchitis
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Key Therapies for Anthracosis

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  1. X-Ray Film : 1 study in 2 results
  2. Massage (Reflexology) : 1 study in 1 result
  3. Lung Transplantation : 3 results
  4. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 3 results
  5. Catheters : 1 result
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