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Acute Silicosis

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by McCoy K
 

Diagnosis

Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history. You will also be asked about your work history. A physical exam will be done. Tests may include the following:
Peak Flow Meter—Pulmonary Function Test
Lung test
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RESOURCES

Nationals Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety
http://www.ccohs.ca/

Canadian Lung Association
http://www.lung.ca/

 

References


Silicosis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php . Accessed November 28, 2006.


Silicosis: learn the facts! National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/elcosh/docs/d0600/d000600/d000600.html . Accessed November 28, 3006.


What physicians need to know about occupational silicosis and silica exposure sources. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov . Accessed November 28, 3006.

 

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