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Is black lung the same thing as pulmonary fibrosis?
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Dr. Waldo Acebo
Family Medicine
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In brief: No
Black lung disease also known as coal workers' pneumoconiosis is one the causes of pulmonary fibrosis.

In brief: No
Black lung disease also known as coal workers' pneumoconiosis is one the causes of pulmonary fibrosis.
Dr. Waldo Acebo
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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: No
Black lung refers to a lung process related to coal-mining.
It can result in lung scarring and rarely massive fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis is an auto immune inflammatory process causing scarring and fibrosis in the lung. Most black lung disease is likely related to smoking while working in coal mines. Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive disorder with a worse prognosis than black lung.

In brief: No
Black lung refers to a lung process related to coal-mining.
It can result in lung scarring and rarely massive fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis is an auto immune inflammatory process causing scarring and fibrosis in the lung. Most black lung disease is likely related to smoking while working in coal mines. Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive disorder with a worse prognosis than black lung.
Dr. Frank Mayo
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