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Baritosis Associated with Inhalation of Barium Dust

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for baritosis associated with inhalation of dust containing insoluble barium salts.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pulmonology & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

other testing, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

J63.8

Description:

Baritosis is a “benign” pneumoconiosis associated with the inhalation of barium dust. The barium salts that cause baritosis are very insoluble.

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