Table of ContentsDefinition / general
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Definition / general
- Presence of carbon particles in lung
- Not a pathologic condition necessarily, often due to urban living
- Carbon particles are relatively inert and usually don't elicit reactive fibrosis
- When extensive, may cause coal workers' pneumoconiosis (below)