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Regression of polyvinylchloride polymer pneumoconiosis.
  1. N W White,
  2. R I Ehrlich
  1. Department of Medicine, University of Cape Town, Groote Schuur Hospital, South Africa.


    A 35 year old man heavily exposed to polyvinylchloride (PVC) polymer dust developed dyspnoea and a mild restrictive lung disorder consistent with PVC pneumoconiosis. Clinical and radiological abnormalities cleared on removal from exposure, suggesting that in its early stages PVC pneumoconiosis is reversible.

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