Asbestosis

  • Alternative Names

    Pulmonary fibrosis - from asbestos exposure; Interstitial pneumonitis - from asbestos exposure


    Prevention

    In people who are exposed to asbestos, early screening by chest x-ray may help prevent asbestosis.


    References

    Cowie RL, Murray J, Becklake MR. Pneumoconioses. In: Mason RJ, Murray JF, Broaddus VC, Nadel JA, eds. Textbook of Respiratory Medicine. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa : Saunders Elsevier; 2005: chap 61.

    Glazer CS, Newman LS. Occupational interstitial lung disease. Chest. September 2004;25:467-478.