Pneumoconiosis

Last revised by Dr Candace Makeda Moore on 09 Apr 2021

Pneumoconioses are a broad group of lung diseases that result from inhalation of dust particles. They are therefore considered part of the spectrum of inhalational lung diseases, and also occupational lung diseases.

Epidemiology

Associations

Pathology

Etiology

The offending agents are mainly mineral dust. Pneumoconioses can be broadly classified as 2,3:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: asbestosis
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  • Case 2: mixed pneumoconiosis
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  • Case 3: silicosis with progressive massive fibrosis
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