Public Health

Diagnosing lung disease in miners still relies on detailed history taking

A retrospective review of CT and plain radiograph images in miners with radiological and clinical diagnosis of coal worker’s pneumoconiosis (CWP) has uncovered a variety of other lung diseases. Seven of the 29 cases referred to a respiratory physician due to concern about pneumoconiosis were indicative of extremely early CWP, five had silicosis, two had ...

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