Disease description

A diffuse parenchymal lung disease caused by inhalation of dust and by tissue reaction to their presence. These inorganic, organic, particulate, or vaporized matters usually are inhaled by workers in their occupational environment, leading to the various forms (ASBESTOSIS; BYSSINOSIS; and others). Similar air pollution can also have deleterious effects on the general population. Year introduced: 1966

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Leukotrienes B4, C4, D4 and E4 in the exhaled breath condensate (EBC), blood and urine in patients with pneumoconiosis. Ind Health 2012 D. Pelclová, Z. Fenclová, S. Vlcková, J. Lebedová, K. Syslová, O. Pecha, J. Belácek, T. Navrátil, M. Kuzma, P. Kacer
Ind Health 2012 ;50(4):299-306. PubMed:22785421

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Leukotriene B4 PubChem CID: 5280492
Leukotriene E4 PubChem CID: 5280879
Leukotriene D4 PubChem CID: 6435286

MeSH information

MeSH ID D011009
MeSH name Pneumoconiosis