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University Medicine Cluster

Common Conditions:

 

 

Arthritis

High Blood Pressure

Asthma

High Cholesterol

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Lung Cancer

Dermatitis

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Gout

Pneumonia

Pneumoconiosis

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Senior Consultants

  • Prof Lim Tow Keang 
  • Dr Khoo Kay Leong


Consultants

  • Dr Amartya Mukhopadhyay
  • Dr Gerald Chua Seng Wee
  • Dr Khoo See Meng
  • Dr Jason Phua
  • Dr Chua Ai Ping 


Associate Consultants

  • Dr Low Seow Ping
  • Dr Felicia Teo 

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Definition

The lungs of people in some occupations may be damaged after many years of exposure to various dusts. Examples are sandblasting which causes silicosis (due to inhalation of silica), and cement piping and ship building which cause asbestosis (due to inhalation of asbestos fibres). Chest x-rays show typical patterns of damage.

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Treatment and drugs

Treatment is supportive with symptomatic relief.

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