occupational bronchitis

occupational bronchitis

Industrial bronchitis Pulmonology Large airway inflammation affecting those occupationally exposed to cotton, flax, hemp dust, or coal Etiology Dusts, fumes, strong acids, other chemicals; exacerbated by smoking Associated conditions Chronic bronchitis, coal worker's pneumoconiosis, silicosis, asbestosis. See Occupational pneumonitis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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