Classification and external resources
ICD-10 J62.8
ICD-9 502

Chalicosis (Greek, χάλιξ, gravel), sometimes called Flint disease, is a form of pneumoconiosis affecting the lungs or bronchioles.

It is found chiefly among stonecutters.


The disease is caused by the inhalation of fine particles of stone.[1]


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