Pneumoconioses: Clinico-radiological Study and the Role of HRCT for their Early Diagnosis


  • Dorian Skenderaj


Pneumoconioses or Professional Respiratory Diseases (PRD), are a large and important group of diseases as health aspects, as well as socio - economic in that they have high frequency and are developed with chronic course (5,6,). They are caused by prolonged contact for many years with powder some of the employees: that may be the size, origin and different forms and give harmful actions on organs and systems of the human body mainly on the respiratory apparatus. These diseases causes different clinical and serious complications not only in respiratory apparatus but in all our body, providing more suffering chronic harmful consequences to loss of life. The Pneumoconioses cause numerous and serious injuries in respiratory apparatus and by aggressive action caused by powders that are formed in different working environments (7,15), they are categorized in two groups: 1. Collagen - forming, which include silicosis, asbestosis and beriliosis (5,14) 2. Non - collagen forming which are part antrakosis, siderosis, aluminosis, bisinosis, talkosis, bagasosis, etc (5,7,12). The conditions of our country where all work are associated with ground water mining and extraction of minerals such as copper, iron, nickel, chrome, coal, stone etc., workers fall in contact with powders free of silicium dioxide (SiO2 free) confirmed that the disease.

Keywords: Pneumoconioses, PRD, Collagen, Non-collagen, disease, etc.




How to Cite

Skenderaj, D. (2016). Pneumoconioses: Clinico-radiological Study and the Role of HRCT for their Early Diagnosis. ANGLISTICUM. Journal of the Association-Institute for English Language and American Studies, 3(4), 47–55. Retrieved from



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