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Chronic beryllium disease

Disease definition

Chronic beryllium disease (CBD) is a granulomatous, interstitial lung disease that occurs in individuals who develop beryllium sensitization (BeS), a cell-mediated immune response to environmental and occupational beryllium exposure. BeS precedes the lung disease that may present with chronic dry cough, fatigue, weight loss, chest pain, and increasing dyspnea.

ORPHA:133

  • Synonym(s):
    • Berylliosis
    • Chronic berylliosis
    • Chronic beryllium lung disease
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: J63.2
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0005138  C0221052
  • MeSH: D001607
  • GARD: 867
  • MedDRA: 10004485

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