Asbestosis: Lung condition from asbestos exposure.
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Definitions of Asbestosis:
A form of lung disease (pneumoconiosis) caused by inhaling fibers of asbestos and marked by interstitial fibrosis of the lung varying in extent from minor involvement of the basal areas to extensive scarring. It is associated with pleural mesothelioma and bronchogenic carcinoma. (Dorland, 27th ed)
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos particles
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)
Asbestosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Asbestosis, or a subtype of Asbestosis,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list Asbestosis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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