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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 58 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.
Last updated Nov 17, 2020

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