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Titolo:
The role of environmental and occupational exposures in Turkish immigrantswith fibre-related disease
Autore:
Dumortier, P; Gocmen, A; Laurent, K; Manco, A; De Vuyst, P;
Indirizzi:
Free Univ Brussels, Hop Erasme, Chest Dept, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium Free Univ Brussels Brussels Belgium B-1050 ept, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium Clin St Etienne, Brussels, Belgium Clin St Etienne Brussels BelgiumClin St Etienne, Brussels, Belgium Inst Rech Format & Act Migrat, Belgrade, Belgium Inst Rech Format & Act Migrat Belgrade Belgium igrat, Belgrade, Belgium
Titolo Testata:
EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
fascicolo: 5, volume: 17, anno: 2001,
pagine: 922 - 927
SICI:
0903-1936(200105)17:5<922:TROEAO>2.0.ZU;2-P
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
MALIGNANT PLEURAL MESOTHELIOMA; BRONCHOALVEOLAR LAVAGE FLUID; ASBESTOS BODIES; MINERALOGICAL ANALYSIS; TREMOLITE; TURKEY;
Keywords:
asbestos; bronchoalveolar lavage; electron microscopy; environmental exposure; tremolite; Turkey;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
23
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Dumortier, P CUB Hop Erasme, Chest Dept, Route Lennik 808, B-1070 Brussels, Belgium CUB Hop Erasme Route Lennik 808 Brussels Belgium B-1070 gium
Citazione:
P. Dumortier et al., "The role of environmental and occupational exposures in Turkish immigrantswith fibre-related disease", EUR RESP J, 17(5), 2001, pp. 922-927

Abstract

Environmental exposure to tremolite and erionite causes endemic diseases of the lung and pleura in Turkey. This study aimed to evaluate the impact ofthese exposures and further occupational exposures on fibre-related diseases in Turkish immigrants living in Belgium. The study included 51 males and 17 females that emigrated < 1-38 yrs ago. Most of them (n = 46) had nonmalignant pleural lesions, one had asbestosis and one had mesothelioma. Environmental asbestos exposure was likely for the majority of patients (60%), but there were also reports of possible occupational asbestos (n = 14) and erionite (n = 2) exposure. Tremolite was the main fibre type in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF). Elevated concentrations of amosite or crocidolite were detected in only twopatients. The delay elapsed since the end of the environmental exposure had no influence on the asbestos body or the tremolite fibre concentrations in the BALF of Turkish immigrants. Most fibre-related diseases in Turkish immigrants are probably due to environmental rather than occupational exposure. Precise information about geographical origin and occupation should be obtained when investigating these patients. Mineralogical analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid gives valuable information on the type and intensity of exposure, especially in patients with both environmental and occupational exposure.

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