Pneumoconiosis

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

Pathology

Etiology

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

Associations
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Article information

rID: 8975
System: Chest
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pneumoconioses
  • Pneumoconiosis - general

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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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