Occupational interstitial lung disease

Craig S. Glazer, Lee S. Newman

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Abstract

Occupational ILD is a diverse group of preventable pulmonary diseases that accounts for a significant portion of all ILD. There are numerous well-described and poorly characterized causative agents, and new causative exposures continue to be described. Diagnosis requires a high degree of clinical suspicion and a thorough occupational and environmental history. Treatment is similar to idiopathic forms of ILD but also includes removal from exposure. Primary and secondary disease prevention should be pursued for exposed co-workers whenever a new case of occupational ILD is identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-478
Number of pages12
JournalClinics in Chest Medicine
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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