Caisson disease is a condition that can occur in people who work in compressed air environments, such as deep-sea divers, tunnel workers, or construction workers. It is also known as decompression sickness, and it can cause a range of symptoms, including arthritis, cord involvement, deafness, and other complications.
Caisson disease is caused by a rapid change in pressure that can cause bubbles of nitrogen to form in the bloodstream and tissues. This can occur when a person ascends too quickly from a compressed air environment, leading to the following causes:
The symptoms of caisson disease can vary depending on the severity of the condition, but common symptoms include:
Diagnosis of caisson disease typically involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, and laboratory tests, including:
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