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Asbestosis

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.
Also Known As:
Asbestoses; Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonitis - from Asbestos Exposure; Pulmonary Fibrosis - from Asbestos Exposure
Networked: 933 relevant articles (15 outcomes, 99 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Pulmonary Fibrosis (Hamman Rich Syndrome)
2. Silicosis
3. Pneumoconiosis
4. Interstitial Lung Diseases (Interstitial Lung Disease)
5. Inflammation

Experts

1. Kamp, David W: 10 articles (05/2015 - 05/2002)
2. Kishimoto, Takumi: 9 articles (02/2014 - 10/2006)
3. Mossman, Brooke T: 8 articles (03/2015 - 03/2003)
4. Schneider, Joachim: 8 articles (04/2014 - 07/2007)
5. Yates, Deborah H: 7 articles (12/2014 - 05/2006)
6. Otsuki, Takemi: 7 articles (05/2013 - 10/2006)
7. Maeda, Megumi: 7 articles (05/2013 - 10/2006)
8. Nishimura, Yasumitsu: 7 articles (05/2013 - 10/2006)
9. Hayashi, Hiroaki: 6 articles (01/2012 - 10/2006)
10. Karjalainen, Antti: 6 articles (03/2011 - 02/2003)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Asbestosis:
1. AsbestosIBA
2. OxygenIBA
3. CollagenIBA
4. Biological Markers (Surrogate Marker)IBA
5. GalliumIBA
6. Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies (ANCA)IBA
7. Leukotriene B4IBA
8. P-2 (P 2)IBA
9. Reducing AgentsIBA
10. Serum AlbuminIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Gamma Cameras (Gamma Camera)
2. Exercise Therapy (Therapy, Exercise)
3. X-Ray Film
4. Thoracoscopes
5. Lung Transplantation