Silicosis is a term was introduced by Visconti in 1870 and was derived from Latin silex, or flint. Chronic silicosis initially causes no symptoms or old mild respiratory difficulties. Over years it may, however progress to involve most of the lung.
Diagnosis is based on history and radiological findings. A diagnosis of silicosis is usually confirmed by chest x-ray or CT appearance. CT is more sensitive than x-ray.
- Cecil Medicine, 23rd ed.
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