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what are the causes?

15-20 years exposure to quartz (e.g. mining, foundry workers, glass workers, boiler workers)


what are the cxr features in simple pneumonconiosis?

chest X ray abnormality only (egg shell calcification of hilar nodes)


what are the cxr features of chronic silicosis?

restrictive pattern pulmonary fibrosis