Nonmalignant pleural lesions due to environmental exposure to asbestos: a field-based, cross-sectional study

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Metintas M., Metintas S., Hillerdal G., Ucgun I., Erginel S., Alatas F., ...More

EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.26, no.5, pp.875-880, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1183/09031936.05.00136404
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.875-880
  • Keywords: asbestos, environmental exposure, pleura, pleural fibrosis, pleural plaques, OCCUPATIONAL HISTORY, COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY, LUNG-FUNCTION, PLAQUES, MESOTHELIOMA, DISEASE, POPULATION, TREMOLITE, WORKERS, TURKEY
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of the present study was to investigate the frequencies of asbestos-related benign pleural diseases in villagers environmentally exposed to asbestos and the factors affecting these frequencies.