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Beryllium Disease Due to Concrete Dust

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Moderators Viren Kaul, MD, and Divya Patel, DO; journal CHEST® authors Gernot Zissel, PhD, and Björn C. Frye, MD; and topic liaison Raed Dweik, MD, MBA, discuss the article "A Cluster of Beryllium Sensitization Traced to the Presence of Beryllium in Concrete Dust," which is published in the March issue.

Course Objectives

  • Review the immunopathogenesis of chronic beryllium disease
  • Understand the beryllium-lymphocyte proliferation test
  • Learn about the specific exposures that can lead to chronic beryllium disease
  • Understand the unique aspects the cluster of beryllium sensitized workers described in the paper

Item Number: 19.032021


Gernot Zissel, PhD
University Medical Center
Dept. of Pneumology
Engesserstraße 4
79108 Freiburg
Germany

Björn C. Frye

Raed Dweik, MD, MBA
FACP, FRCP (C), FCCP, FCCM, FAHA, ATSF
Professor and Chairman, Respiratory Institute
E. Tom and Erika Meyer Chair
Cleveland Clinic

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