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Could diesel fumes cause scar tissue and fibrosis - if the diesel fumes are in the work environment?

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Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: No

Not likely to in short term exposure.
Fibrosis generally happens with long term, generally decades, of exposures to inciting factors, that can be of varied etiology.

In brief: No

Not likely to in short term exposure.
Fibrosis generally happens with long term, generally decades, of exposures to inciting factors, that can be of varied etiology.
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: No

Fumes from diesel do not cause scars.
If the work area also contained asbestos, it would be the cause of scars. Diesel fumes can cause chronic cough and shortness of breath.

In brief: No

Fumes from diesel do not cause scars.
If the work area also contained asbestos, it would be the cause of scars. Diesel fumes can cause chronic cough and shortness of breath.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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