Beryllium sensitisation

Beryllium sensitisation (BeS) is a process whereby individuals exposed to beryllium dust develop a hypersensitivity reaction to it. A sizeable proportion of these individuals can progress to chronic beryllium lung disease with ongoing exposure.

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rID: 29105
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Beryllium sensitization
  • Beryllium sensitization (BeS)

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