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Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, affect on body, medication, treatment, hospitalization

What tests are run to diagnose pnuemonoultralmicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis? What are the costs of haing the disease ( medication , treatment , hospitilization, etc)? How does it affect the body? Is there any research beng done to improve treatment? How is a person s daily life affected?
Asked On : Sat, 24 Mar 2012
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In plain words you are asking about silicosis.It is mostly as a result of occupational exposure and most of the times the changes are irreversible. Lung involvement may be in the form of silicotic nodules, fibrosis, ILD, etc.The management is symptomatic. Investigations required are chest xray, ct scan thorax, sputum examination, bronchoscopy. Avoidance of any further exposure is advocated. The work of breathing is hampered thereby limiting the physical abilities of aperson.

Dr. Mishra
Answered: Fri, 8 Nov 2013
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