Article Text

Download PDFPDF
New aid for diagnosing chronic beryllium disease (CBD): laser ion mass analysis (LIMA).
  1. W J Williams,
  2. D Kelland


    The value of laser ion mass analysis (LIMA) for the detection of beryllium disease in routine histological sections was investigated. Our results were based on the examination of 14 cases of confirmed and five cases of suspected chronic beryllium disease. With the exception of two cases of coal workers' lungs, all the control material, normal, tuberculous, and sarcoid lungs examined were free of beryllium. The technique may also be useful in other diseases of possible occupational origin.

    Statistics from

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.