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Emphysema Score (E Score) of Leigh et al in a Coal Miner

Purpose:

To calculate the emphysema score (E score) of Leigh et al for a coal miner.

Specialty:

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

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

J96.9, F45.3, J60

Description:

Leigh et al evaluated coal miners for evidence of emphysema. They developed a score that correlates with the severity of the emphysema seen in the miners. The authors are from the National Institute of Health and Safety in Australia.

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