Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lung Disease Occupational Outlook

What to expect with pneumoconiosis:

  • The outlook depends on the severity of the exposure and the length of time that a person is exposed to dust.
  • Mild exposures may not cause symptoms.
  • Severe exposures can result in heart failure and respiratory failure.

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Last Updated: Jun 23, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Lung Disease Occupational References
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