The correct answer to this question is option B – Bronchitis Bronchitis is simply an inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs. This causes the cilia of the bronchial epithelial cells not to function properly. Pneumoconiosis, on the other hand, refers to a disease of the lungs caused by the inhalation of a particular matter such as dust. Pneumoconiosis is often caused by inflammation, fibrosis, cough, and other symptoms.
Anthracosis is a type of pneumoconiosis; it is a relatively mild one that caused by the inhalation of coal. Asbestosis is a type of pneumoconiosis caused by long term exposure to heavy asbestos. Silicosis is also a type of pneumoconiosis caused by the inhalation of crystalline silica dust. Therefore, all options above are forms of pneumoconiosis expect option B (bronchitis).
Bronchitis is a dangerous ailment that affects the lungs. Coughing is a common system and determining factor in Bronchitis. Similar to Bronchitis is Pneumoconiosis. This disease affects the lungs as well but it is caused by bringing in dust into the lungs. This causes the lungs to become inflamed. The results of coughing can be seen in both diseases. There are certain causes to Pneumoconiosis which include Asbestosis.
Breathing in asbestos can cause this disease. Usually this is not done intentionally. Working around asbestos that has been sprayed or included in the walls or structures can be ingested into the lungs without knowing. Anthracosis and Silicosis are also diseases that contribute to Pneumoconiosis. Silicosis is when a person inhales a certain type of silica dust which lead to the coughing and infected lungs.