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Anthracosis MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Anthracosis
Tree Number(s)
C08.381.483.581.062
C08.381.520.702.062
Unique ID
D055008
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D055008
Scope Note
A diffuse parenchymal lung disease caused by accumulation of inhaled CARBON or coal dust. The disease can progress from asymptomatic anthracosis to massive lung fibrosis. This lung lesion usually occurs in coal MINERS, but can be seen in urban dwellers and tobacco smokers.
Entry Term(s)
Black Lung
Black Lung Disease
Coal Miner's Lung
Coal Worker's Pneumoconiosis
Coalworker's Pneumoconiosis
Pneumoconiosis, Coal Worker's
Previous Indexing
Pneumoconiosis (1963-2008)
Public MeSH Note
2009; see PNEUMOCONIOSIS 2008
History Note
2009; use PNEUMOCONIOSIS 2008
Date Established
2009/01/01
Date of Entry
2008/07/08
Revision Date
2015/01/12
Anthracosis Preferred
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