Skip navigation

Disease Asbestosis

Name Asbestosis
Synonyms Asbestoses | Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonitis - from Asbestos Exposure | Pulmonary Fibrosis - from Asbestos Exposure
Definition 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.
Categories Occupational disease | Respiratory tract disease
MeSH® ID D001195
External Links

Top ↑ Ancestors

1. DiseasesRespiratory Tract Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Lung Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Lung Diseases, Interstitial Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pneumoconiosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Asbestosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references
2. DiseasesRespiratory Tract Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Lung Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Lung Injury Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pneumoconiosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Asbestosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references
3. DiseasesOccupational Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pneumoconiosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Asbestosis Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references

Top ↑ Descendants

None.