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Lung-nontumor

Pneumoconiosis

Anthracosis


Reviewers: Elliot Weisenberg, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 26 September 2011, last major update September 2011
Copyright: (c) 2003-2011, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

Definition
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● Presence of carbon particles in lung
● Not a pathologic condition necessarily, often due to urban living
● Carbon particles are relatively inert and usually donít elicit reactive fibrosis
● When extensive, may cause coal workersí pneumoconiosis (below)

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