Respiratory Medicine Pneumoconiosis — Symptoms and Treatment

  • Published 2018
Pneumoconiosis is an occupational lung disease that is related to coal dust exposure. Macrophages and fibroblasts become activated and focal lung fibrosis occurs. If left untreated, patients can progress to massive lung fibrosis which carries high mortality. History taking and chest x-rays are the mainstay diagnostic tests to confirm and stage… CONTINUE READING