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Pneumoconiosis (plural, pneumoconioses)

Any chronic lung disease caused by inhaling particles of silica or similar substances that lead to loss of lung function.
Mentioned in: Silicosis
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We found that persons who die with silicosis are more likely to die with pulmonary mycosis than are those who die without pneumoconiosis or who die with the more common pneumoconioses.
Guidelines for the Use of the ILO International Classification of Radiographs of Pneumoconioses.
Pneumoconioses are generally characterized as having an insidious progression and a protracted clinical latency.