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All of the following features are seen in asbestosis except- (NEET 2014)



A Diffuse pulmonary interstitial fibrosis

B Fibrous pleural thickening

C Emphysema

D Calcific pleural plaques

Ans. C

Emphysema

ASBESTOSIS

1). Asbestosis is caused by inhalation of asbestos fibres. Ferruginous bodies Q are present.

2). White asbestos is the least fibrogenic, blue asbestos is the most fibrogenic.

Clinical features:

Similar to other fibrotic lung diseases with progressive dyspnoea, clubbing Q, and fine end-inspiratory crackles.

3). Also causes pleural plaque Q risk of bronchial adenocarcinoma Q and mesothelioma Q.

4). Asymptomatic, pleural plaque Q is the commonest findings.

5). Malignant mesothelioma is a tumour of mesothelial cells which usually occur in the pleura and rarely in the peritoneum or other organs. It is associated with occupational exposure to asbestos Q.

Asbestos Related Lung Disease

Pulmonary

Pleural

Non malignant

Malignant

Non malignant

Malignant

Diffuse interstitial

Fibrosis (Asbestosis)

Bronchogenic Carcinoma is the most common cancer associated with asbestos exposure.

Pleural plaques is the

M/C manifestation

Mesothelioma

Clinical features include chest pain, dyspnoea weight loss, finger clubbing Q, recurrent pleural effusions Q.

If the tumour has metastasized there may lymphadenopathy, hepatomegaly, bone pain/tenderness, abdominal pain/obstruction (peritoneal malignant mesothelioma).

Management is Symptomatic