Which occupational history may be related to restrictive lung disease?

Updated: Sep 16, 2020
  • Author: Jonathan Robert Caronia, DO; Chief Editor: John J Oppenheimer, MD  more...
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Seek a strict chronological listing of the patient's lifelong employment, including specific duties and known exposures.

Inhaled inorganic dust from substances (eg, silica, asbestos, beryllium, hard metals, cobalt) can cause pneumoconiosis. [18, 19]

Inhaled organic dust may cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis. [21]


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