History And Treatment Of Asbestosis

Knowing the exact extent of asbestosis, each patient is required to plan appropriate management strategy.

Although histopathological examination of lung tissue is not necessary to diagnose asbestosis, it plays an important role in determining the extent of the patient's illness. The American College of Pathologists has set up a classification scheme of these histopathological abnormalities, which extends from grade 1 to 4 Grade 1 represents fibrotic changes confined to the walls of respiratory bronchioles, without affecting the distal alveoli. As grade 2 and 3 label change that identifies a more advanced stage of asbestosis. Finally, fibrosis representing grade 4 in the alveoli and septum. Honeycombing is also evident in the fourth level changes.


Asbestos bodies ferruginous bodies or can also be seen in samples of lung tissue for histopathological asbestosis. Ferruginous bodies are simply the asbestos fibers that have come to develop a layer. This layer is made of protein and ferritin (storage form of iron). Asbestos bodies are a feature of long beads. Ferruginous bodies or asbestos but are not pathognomonic of asbestosis. Incidental findings of these are found in people who have no history of exposure to asbestos.

Management of asbestosis is primarily focused on the immediate cessation of exposure to asbestos during a diagnosis is reached and appropriate treatment and monitoring plan. Prolonged exposure to asbestos will increase the progression of the disease. Although even when the cessation of exposure has been established, asbestosis further growth, albeit at a much slower phase. Control of occupational exposure to asbestos remains the most effective prevention. The use of respiratory protective equipment as authorized by federal law to do.


Physicians should advise patients who are smokers to quit smoking. These patients should also be indicated for smoking cessation clinic to end their habit. Find careful concomitant respiratory tract infection should be done. Timely and proper antibacterial should be treated if they are detected. Vaccination against seasonal influenza and pneumococcal bacteria must be given. Particular attention is given to each patient's oxygenation status, as well as rest and exercise. If hypoxemia is detected, supplemental oxygen should be prescribed.

Treatment plans and monitoring should be tailored to each patient depending on the seriousness of asbestosis in each patient and the level of functional impairment documented. The frequency of clinic visits and the frequency of imaging studies and pulmonary function tests also to complete the treatment plan developed. This shows that accurate and precise assessment of disease severity of each patient and the level of operation must be performed.


Provision for referral of palliative care should also be appropriate when the disease reaches its terminal phase.

Medical therapy with corticosteroids and immunosuppressants was not found to alter the course of asbestosis. Although this is the case, these drugs may be used for symptomatic relief of symptoms provided by the various aggravating inflammatory vasculitis, and fibrosis that is playing.

Asbestosis Treatment revolves around the basic methods of symptom relief and a sound from the direction of the plan. Early detection and diagnosis is still absolutely necessary for the implementation of these plans apt.

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