[Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis in pneumoconiotic coal miners]

Nephrologie. 1990;11(2):61-5.
[Article in French]


We review a series of 11 silicotic coal miners demonstrating a progressive renal failure with a syndrome of rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. Renal biopsies reveal crescentic glomerulonephritides associated three times with angeitis. These cases confirm that silica induced glomerulonephritides can be an occupational hazard and warrant further clinical and epidemiological research.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Anthracosilicosis / complications*
  • Coal Mining*
  • Glomerulonephritis / etiology*
  • Glomerulonephritis / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged