Mineral dust airway disease

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Mineral dust airway disease

Mineral dust airway disease is due to inhaled mineral dust causing fibrosis and narrowing of primarily the respiratory bronchioles.[1] It is distinct from pneumoconiosis which is due to lung tissue fibrosis but shares the same cause.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ryu, JH; Myers, JL; Swensen, SJ (2003-12-01). "Bronchiolar disorders". American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 168 (11): 1277–92. doi:10.1164/rccm.200301-053SO. PMID 14644923.