Pneumoconiosis history and symptoms

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Dushka Riaz, MD


The most common symptoms of pneumoconiosis are dyspnea or nonproductive cough. The condition can also present asymptomatically with incidental chest x-ray findings. [1] [2]

History and Symptoms

The most common symptoms of pneumoconiosis include dyspnea and cough.


Patients with pneumoconiosis may have a positive history of:

  • Occupational or environmental exposure to the specific dust particle with a latent period before development of symptoms.

Common Symptoms

Common symptoms of pneumoconiosis include:

Less Common Symptoms

Less common symptoms of pneumoconiosis include


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