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A 48-year-old male asked:

Im experiencing acute silicosis symptoms after exposure. im experiencing coughing, wheezing, breathlessness, sore back of lungs and throat etc. how long after is soonest time to see scarring on ct scan? 3 months?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Silicosis: Years usually. Need more details over time. Work in mines or sand blasting for years. Smoking? Glass blowing? Discuss with your team and your local work injury site.

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