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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 294-296

Cement dust exposure-related emphysema in a construction worker


Department of Respiratory Medicine, T. N. Medical College, BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai, India

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J M Joshi
Department of Respiratory Medicine, BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai 400 008
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.85694

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Although, smoking is considered the most important predisposing factor in development of emphysema; environmental exposures also play an important role. There have been several studies on work related respiratory symptoms and ventilatory disorders among employees of cement industry. We report a case of cement exposure related emphysema in 75 years old woman construction worker.


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