High-resolution computed tomography abnormalities in ex-insulators annually exposed to asbestos dust.

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BACKGROUND characterize To the effects of high asbestos exposure during annual periods of insulation. METHOD 170 ex-workers underwent clinical examination, spirometry, standard chest X-rays and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT). Asbestos exposure was retrospectively assessed for latency, duration, and intensity. RESULTS Sixty-six percent of… (More)

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