Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lung Damage from Coal Mining Evaluation

The evaluation of coal worker's pneumoconiosis begins with a history and physical examination.

Physical findings in a person with coal worker's pneumoconiosis may include:

Tests are necessary to confirm the diagnosis of coal worker's pneumoconiosis and determine its severity.

Tests that may be used to evaluate coal worker's pneumoconiosis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 8, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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