The Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Case Report

Co-Existence of Tuberculous Meningitis and Pulmonary Tuberculosis in a Denim Sandblaster

Eurasian J Med 2012; 44: 54-57
DOI: 10.5152/eajm.2012.12
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Silicosis is a well-known occupational lung disease that was discovered by the ancient Greeks and Romans. In 2001, it has emerged again in an unexpected occupation: denim sandblasting. Exposure to crystalline silica, with or without clinical disease, is one of the most important predisposing factors for the development of tuberculosis; however, there has been no previous report of tuberculosis among cases of silicosis due to denim sandblasting. Herein, we report the first case of a denim sandblaster with silicosis who developed both pulmonary tuberculosis and tuberculous meningitis.

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