Sample Listing of Medical Conditions

with Likely Secondary Disorders


Disorders secondary to Chronic Beryllium Disease (CBD) or its treatment due to steroid use (such as Prednisone)


         Hypoxemia (low oxygen levels at exercise, rest or with sleep)

         Airflow obstruction/wheezing (asthma-like presentation of CBD)

         Right heart failure, Cor pulmonale

         Pulmonary hypertension

         Respiratory infections (Pneumonia, Acute Bronchitis)

         Spontaneous Pneumothorax

         Deconditioning secondary to chronic lung disease

         Joint Aches (this is a symptom)

         Hyperuricemia, Gout


         Granulomatous Hepatitis

         Skin Nodules/Ulceration

         Aggravation of sleep apnea due to hypoxemia of CBD

         Weight gain

         Elevated blood pressure

         Elevated Cholesterol and abnormal lipids

         Liver function abnormalities

         Blood sugar change


         Eye/vision problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, and visual acuity changes

         Gastrointestinal conditions such as gastric reflux or peptic ulcers

         Psychiatric or psychological conditions such as depression or anxiety

         Skin problems such as thrush or other fungal infections

         Metabolic changes such as folic acid depletion

         Decreased immune response leading to infections and viruses

         Decreased bone density leading to osteoporosis/osteopenia


Disorders secondary to Silicosis


         Right heart failure, Cor pulmonale

         Pulmonary Hypertension

         Deconditioning secondary to chronic lung disease

         Progressive Massive Fibrosis



Disorders secondary to prednisone treatment



         Visual acuity changes

         Diabetes Mellitus



         Gastric reflux

         Peptic ulcers

         Elevated blood pressure

         Elevated cholesterol

         Abnormal lipid profiles

         Sleep disorders

         Weight gain

         Myopathy, dermal atrophy

         Increased intracranial pressure


Other disorders

         Oral thrush and other fungal infections secondary to inhaled steroids, immunosuppression

         Folic acid depletion secondary to Methotrexate

         Infections due to immunosuppression (bacterial and viral)

         Post-herpetic neuralgia secondary to Herpes Zoster

         Flare due to immunosuppression

Tinnitus this condition is typically synonymous with sensorineural hearing loss. Tinnitus can be considered as a separate, stand alone condition or as consequential to sensorineural hearing loss.