Occupational Lung Diseases
Occupational Lung Diseases

Occupational Lung Diseases

by Carlo Raj, MD

Occupational lung diseases are a collection of lung pathologies that result from environmental, specifically occupational, exposures. Inhaled dust can result in a range of tissue injury in the lungs and lead to significant respiratory insufficiency, causing death. Although diseases such as silicosis, berylliosis, asbestosis, and coal workers’ pneumoconiosis are less prevalent today than decades ago, new antigens are constantly being produced in occupational environments, leading to a rise in incidence of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Imaging, particularly high-resolution computed tomography, is central to the management of occupational lung disease and is useful in diagnosis, assessment of disease activity, and evaluating response to therapy.

Course Details

  • Videos 5
  • Duration 0:29 h
  • Quiz questions 21
  • Concept Pages 0


Your Educators of course Occupational Lung Diseases

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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By adrianmola2014@gmail B. on 08. July 2020 for Silicosis

Excellent explanation. In a few words easy understand this important topic. Thank you very much