Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Coal Miners' Lung Outlook

What to expect with coal worker's pneumoconiosis:

  • Mild lung damage results in symptoms of chronic bronchitis for life.
  • The outlook depends on the severity of damage to the lungs.
  • A small percentage of coal miners die from this disease.
  • Smokers have the highest risk of pneumoconiosis.

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Last Updated: Mar 12, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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