|Document ID (ISN)||108898|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1745-6673 - Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
|Convention or series no.
||Miles S.E., Sandrini A., Johnson A.R., Yates D.H.
||Clinical consequences of asbestos-related diffuse pleural thickening: A review
||8 Sep. 2008, Vol.20, No.3, 10p. Illus. 67 ref.
||Asbestos-related diffuse pleural thickening (DPT) is increasingly common due to the large number of workers previously exposed to asbestos. It may coexist with asbestos related pleural plaques but has a distinctly different pathology. The pathogenesis of this condition as distinct from pleural plaques is gradually becoming understood. Benign asbestos-related pleural effusions commonly antedate the development of DPT. High resolution computed tomography is more sensitive and specific than chest radiography for the diagnosis of DPT. Magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography scanning may be useful in distinguishing between DPT and malignant mesothelioma. DPT may be associated with symptoms such as dyspnoea and chest pain. It affects lung function but rarely results in respiratory failure or death.
||pleural thickening; asbestos; diagnosis; symptoms; pathology
||mesothelioma; dyspnoea; magnetic resonance imaging; tomography; chest radiography
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Australia|
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)