respiratory
Silicosis

Warning of normal X-rays in silicosis patients


Chest X-ray findings range from “normal” in 43% of silicosis cases through to progressive massive fibrosis in 21% of the 78 cases identified in Queensland stonemasons since December 2018. According to a retrospective review of the cases, chest radiographs appear to have a low sensitivity for silicosis in these workers. “In these cases, the treating ...

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