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What is Coal worker's pneumoconiosis?

What is Coal worker's pneumoconiosis?

  • Coal worker's pneumoconiosis: A lung disease caused by breathing in coal dust. The condition is generally associated with employees in the coal industry. Symptoms usually resolve when exposure to coal dust stops.

Coal worker's pneumoconiosis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Coal worker's pneumoconiosis, or a subtype of Coal worker's pneumoconiosis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Coal worker's pneumoconiosis: Introduction

Types of Coal worker's pneumoconiosis:

Broader types of Coal worker's pneumoconiosis:

How serious is Coal worker's pneumoconiosis?

Complications of Coal worker's pneumoconiosis: see complications of Coal worker's pneumoconiosis

What causes Coal worker's pneumoconiosis?

Causes of Coal worker's pneumoconiosis: see causes of Coal worker's pneumoconiosis

What are the symptoms of Coal worker's pneumoconiosis?

Symptoms of Coal worker's pneumoconiosis: see symptoms of Coal worker's pneumoconiosis

Complications of Coal worker's pneumoconiosis: see complications of Coal worker's pneumoconiosis

Coal worker's pneumoconiosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Coal worker's pneumoconiosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Coal worker's pneumoconiosis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Coal worker's pneumoconiosis: see treatments for Coal worker's pneumoconiosis

Name and Aliases of Coal worker's pneumoconiosis

Main name of condition: Coal worker's pneumoconiosis

Other names or spellings for Coal worker's pneumoconiosis:

Pneumoconiosis, Black lung disease

Anthracosis, Black lung disease, Lung melanosis Source - Diseases Database

Pneumoconiosis, coal workers', Black lung disease
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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