Asbestos Exposure Results in Asbestosis and Usual Interstitial Pneumonia Similar to Other Causes of Pneumoconiosis

@article{Kawabata2020AsbestosER,
  title={Asbestos Exposure Results in Asbestosis and Usual Interstitial Pneumonia Similar to Other Causes of Pneumoconiosis},
  author={Yoshinori Kawabata},
  journal={Asbestos-related Diseases},
  year={2020}
}
  • Y. Kawabata
  • Published 13 September 2019
  • Medicine
  • Asbestos-related Diseases
The progression of asbestosis is supposed to begin with the first order of respiratory bronchiole and extend outward. Recently, grade 4 asbestosis was reported to begin with the subpleural peripheral lobular area or the subpleural lobule. Grade 4 asbestosis is defined as diffuse pulmonary fibrosis caused by the inhalation of excessive numbers of asbestos fibers. Pathologically, the presence of more than two asbestos bodies/cm 2 on a glass slide is required. There are many cases of diffuse… 

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