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Interstitial fibrosis in coal workers - experience in Wales and West Virginia.
McConnochie-K; Green-FHY; Vallyathan-V; Wagner-JC; Seal-RME; Lyons-JP
Ann Occup Hyg, Inhaled Particles VI 1988 Dec; 32(Suppl 1):553-560
Forty-five Welsh coal-miners with interstitial pulmonary fibrosis have been studied in detail. They differ from other members of the population with this disease by having significantly longer survival. Mean duration of illness was 11.4 +/- 5 years for those who bad died compared with a mean maximum survival of 4.5 years quoted in published series of pulmonary fibrosis of occupational origin. The disease is not unique to South Wales coal-miners. Autopsy studies from two populations of United States miners suggest a similar prevalence. Pathological features are the same in both groups.
Humans; Epidemiology; Statistical-analysis; Racial-factors; Demographic-characteristics; Coal-mining; Coal-miners; Respiratory-system-disorders; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Fibrogenesis; Fibrogenicity; Pathology
Dodgson-J; McCallum-RI; Bailey-MR; Fisher-DR
Annals of Occupational Hygiene, Inhaled Particles VI
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