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Asbestosis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Asbestosis
Tree Number(s)
C08.381.483.581.125
C08.381.520.702.125
C24.800.127
Unique ID
D001195
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001195
Annotation
do not coordinate with OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES; for emphasis on presence of asbestos fibers, MINERAL FIBERS is available: see note there
Scope Note
A form of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers which elicit potent inflammatory responses in the parenchyma of the lung. The disease is characterized by interstitial fibrosis of the lung, varying from scattered sites to extensive scarring of the alveolar interstitium.
Entry Term(s)
Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonitis - from Asbestos Exposure
Pulmonary Fibrosis - from Asbestos Exposure
NLM Classification #
WF 654
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2010/06/25
Asbestosis Preferred
Pulmonary Fibrosis - from Asbestos Exposure Narrower
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