The human evidence: parenchymal and pleural changes.


Asbestos inhalation can cause fibrotic reactions both in the lung parenchyma and in the pleura. The incidence and relative proportions of these lesions in any cohort will be dependent on: (1) the time factor: both asbestosis and pleural plaques are progressive diseases and the longer the time from exposure, the more the changes; (2) the dose-response: the… (More)


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