Pneumoconiosis

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Pneumoconiosis
Classification and external resources
Asbestosis high mag.jpg
Micrograph of asbestosis (with ferruginous bodies), a type of pneumoconiosis. H&E stain.
ICD-10J60-J65
ICD-9500-505
DiseasesDB31746
MeSHD011009
 
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Pneumoconiosis
Classification and external resources
Asbestosis high mag.jpg
Micrograph of asbestosis (with ferruginous bodies), a type of pneumoconiosis. H&E stain.
ICD-10J60-J65
ICD-9500-505
DiseasesDB31746
MeSHD011009

Pneumoconiosis is an occupational lung disease and a restrictive lung disease caused by the inhalation of dust, often in mines.

Types[edit]

Depending upon the type of dust, the disease is given different names:

Diagnosis[edit]

Positive indications on patient assessment:

Pneumoconiosis in combination with multiple pulmonary rheumatoid nodules in rheumatoid arthritis patients is known as Caplan's syndrome.[1]

Epidemiology[edit]

Pneumoconiosis results in about 125,000 deaths a year as of 2010.[2]

Popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreoli, Thomas, ed. CECIL Essentials of Medicine. Saunders: Pennsylvania, 2004. p. 737.
  2. ^ Lozano, R (Dec 15, 2012). "Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990 and 2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010.". Lancet 380 (9859): 2095–128. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61728-0. PMID 23245604. 
  3. ^ "Zoolander (2001)". IMDb.com. 

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