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Clinical Grades for Byssinosis

Purpose:

To evaluate a cotton or textile worker for symptoms of byssinosis using the grading scheme of Schilling.

Specialty:

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

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

J66.0, Z57.2, Z57.4

Description:

Byssinosis refers to chronic occupational bronchitis in cotton and textile workers. Schilling separated patients into clinical grades that correlate with severity of disease.

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