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Silicosis and coal worker's pneumoconiosis.

Authors
Banks-DE; Weissman-WN
Source
Interstitial Lung Disease 1998 Feb; :325-350
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
20000872
Abstract
Silicosis and coal worker's pneumoconiosis are occupational lung diseases caused by inhalation of mineral dusts. Despite similar radiographic appearances, these diseases are very different from the standpoints of pathology, clinical presentation, and natural history. Even though both diseases are preventable, they continue to exist. It is therefore, critical that respiratory physicians continue to be familiar with these diseases and have a high index of suspicion for their presence in appropriate clinical settings.
Keywords
Pneumoconiosis; Silicosis; Coal-workers-pneumoconiosis; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Coal-dust; Silica-dusts; Fibrosis
Publication Date
19980201
Document Type
Book or book chapter
Editors
Schwarz-MI; King-TE
Fiscal Year
1998
ISBN No.
1550090607
NIOSH Division
DRDS
Source Name
Interstitial Lung Disease
State
WV
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