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How can you diagnose berylliosis?

as someone who formerly worked with beryllium oxide there is a blood test known as beryllium lymphocyte proliferation test (BeLPT) the test is given to workers a few time a ye (MORE)
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What is berylliosis?

Berylliosis is lung inflammation caused by inhaling dust or fumes that contain the metallic element beryllium. Found in rocks, coal, soil, and volcanic dust, beryllium is used (MORE)
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What is the prognosis for berylliosis?

Chronic beryllium disease is incurable.Most patients with acute berylliosis recover fully 7-10 days after treatment begins.Patients whose lungs are severely damaged by chronic (MORE)
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What is used to treat berylliosis?

.should be transferred from tasks that involve beryllium exposure.Ventilators can help.corticosteroid therapy.Chelation therapy is currently under investigation as a treatment (MORE)