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Semiquantitative Grading of Asbestosis Using the 1982 CAP-NIOSH Criteria

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A semiquantitative grading scheme was developed for describing the histologic changes of pulmonary asbestosis. This can be used to compare patients and can help determine the role of asbestosis in a variety of complications. The scheme was presented by a special committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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