Here's a fun way to remember an occupation associated with silicosis:

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Silicosis is the most prevelant chronic occupational disease in the world. Inhalation of crystalline silica (Quartz) causes production of IL-1 and TNF resulting in dense whirled nodules of fibrosis in the upper zones of the lung.  "Egg-shell" calcifications of the hilar lymph nodes and increased susceptibility to tuberculosis are other key features.

Related Mnemonic: Silicosis

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