Chalicosis

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Chalicosis
Other namesFlint disease
SpecialtyRespirology

Chalicosis is a form of pneumoconiosis affecting the lungs or bronchioles, found chiefly among stonecutters.

The disease is caused by the inhalation of fine particles of stone.[1] The term is from Greek, χάλιξ, gravel.

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  1. ^ "The Free Medical Dictionary:chalicosis".

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