mixed dust pneumoconiosis

mixed dust pneumoconiosis

pneumoconiosis that is caused by more than one type of dust.
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Although it is possible that an individual patient may have both asbestosis and silicosis or mixed dust pneumoconiosis, it is the authors' collective experience that this is distinctly unusual.
Known pneumoconioses include coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP), silicosis, asbestosis, mixed dust pneumoconiosis, graphitosis, and talcosis.
The cases were diagnosed pathologically as silicosis (142 cases) or mixed dust pneumoconiosis (91 cases); the diffuse interstitial fibrosis was predominantly in the lower lobes and thickening and adhesion of the pleura covering the DIF was seen in 40.