Lung, Mediastinum, Thorax, Digital radiography, CT-High Resolution, Conventional radiography, Computer Applications-Detection, diagnosis, Statistics, Diagnostic procedure, Occupational / Environmental hazards, Neoplasia, Chronic obstructive airways disease
G. Ilangovan, S. Ranjan; Chennai, TA/IN
Occupational lung diseases refer to a group of disorders that result from accumulation of inhaled dust particles and chemicals affecting airways,
lung parenchyma or pleura.
there is a long latency period between exposure and development of disease.
Diagnosis of a single agent causing disease may be challenging because a single agent may produce multiple manifestations and a single disease may be produced by more than one agent.
asbestosis may manifest as pleural plaques,
benign pleural effusion,
diffuse pleural thickening,
and mesothelioma; and hypersensitivity pneumonitis may be caused by several agents.