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asbestosis

inflammation of the lungs resulting from chronic inhalation of asbestos particles

asbestosis

[as‚be′stō·səs]
(medicine)
A chronic lung inflammation caused by inhalation of asbestos dust.
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The signs and symptoms of asbestosis typically emerge decades after exposure has occurred, usually 20 or more years.
I have suffered with breathing difficulties, which is the most common thing with asbestosis.
In cases of asbestosis and mesothelioma, early detection is the key to a possible cure.
Criteria for the histologic diagnosis of asbestosis have been proposed by the Pneumoconiosis Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
We computed prevalence rate ratios and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) to separately compare pulmonary mycosis prevalence at death among persons with silicosis, asbestosis, and CWP with that for persons in the referent group and to compare pulmonary mycosis prevalence at death among persons with silicosis with that for persons in the 2 pneumoconiosis comparison groups.
Aetna Insurance Attorney's Textbook of Medicine devotes a chapter to asbestos exposure, noting that asbestosis was incurable and usually leads to disability and then death.
We are very sensitive to the fact that people with pleural plaques may themselves suffer from asbestosis and other diseases as a result of their exposure to asbestos," said the Prime Minister.
In December last year Christie Hennessy lost his brave battle with the disease Asbestosis having only been diagnosed the previous May.
This could have provided a clue that the initial diagnosis of asbestosis should be treated with caution.
Her last surviving brother, David, is already suffering from asbestosis and now Valerie faces the possibility of developing the same deadly condition - as do her sister and niece.
RESULTS: Libby workers were significantly more likely to die from asbestosis [standardized mortality ratio (SMR) = 165.
MSPs yesterday backed a Bill to speed up and improve compensation payments to asbestosis victims and their families.