ACUTE BERYLLIUM DISEASE & TREATMENT
Definition: What is "Acute Beryllium Disease"?
Acute Beryllium Disease, also known as acute berylliosis, is the inflammation of the lungs due to exposure to beryllium.
Symptoms & Signs
The signs that indicate the onset of the disease include incessant coughing, dyspnea & other flu-like symptoms.
Treatment: How to Treat "Acute Beryllium Disease"?
The disease can be treated by adequate rest as well as intake of corticosteroids to prevent the onset of inflammation.
The main cause of the disease is due to exposure to the element beryllium. People usually affected by this disease are those working in factories that use beryllium for their products, particularly of materials used for dental purposes.
Acute beryllium disease is diagnosed by x-rays & blood tests.