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Asbestosis: Introduction

Asbestosis: Lung condition from asbestos exposure. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Asbestosis is available below.

Symptoms of Asbestosis

Treatments for Asbestosis

Wrongly Diagnosed with Asbestosis?

Asbestosis: Related Patient Stories

Asbestosis: Deaths

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Asbestosis: Complications

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Causes of Asbestosis

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Disease Topics Related To Asbestosis

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Asbestosis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Hospitals & Clinics: Asbestosis

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Asbestosis: Rare Types

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Asbestosis: Animations

Prognosis for Asbestosis

Research about Asbestosis

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Clinical Trials for Asbestosis

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Statistics for Asbestosis

Asbestosis: Broader Related Topics

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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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