Errori di diagnosi e patologia professionale non riconosciuta: Il ruolo fondamentale del medico del lavoro nella pratica clinica

Translated title of the contribution: Diagnostic errors related to the diagnosis of occupational diseases: The fundamental role of the occupational health physician in clinical practice

G. Rivolta, L. Patrini, L. Bordini, L. Riboldi, P. A. Bertazzi

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Abstract

We describe four cases of diagnoses made at the Institute of Occupational Health in Milan which were revealed to be mistaken and were subsequently reanalyzed by us in the light of possible occupational etiopathogenesis. They regard the following diagnoses: lung cancer metastasis, sarcoidosis, lung cancer, and pleural thickenings of unknown origin. After the cases were reviewed and further diagnostic procedures performed, two cases received a final diagnosis of silicosis and two others proved to be asbestos pleural plaques, confirming the significance of the role of the occupational physician in clinical practice.

Translated title of the contributionDiagnostic errors related to the diagnosis of occupational diseases: The fundamental role of the occupational health physician in clinical practice
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)331-332
Number of pages2
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume26
Issue number4 SUPPL.
Publication statusPublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Rehabilitation

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