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1

What are some manifestations of asbestosis?

pleural changes (plaques, fibrosis (i.e. asbestosis), effusions)

2

Describe the pleural effusions seen in asbestos-related pulmonary disease

The effusions are characteristically exudative and are often bloody.

3

Patient population for asbestos exposure?

shipyards and plumbing

4

How does asbestos lung disease present?

-dyspnea on exertion
-crackles
-restrictive lung disease