pleural thickening

Question Number 1283

The following are true of pleural thickening

a) occupational exposure of asbestos is found in over 50% of malignant mesotheliomas
b) may be secondary to histoplasmosis
c) when due to talcosis typically regresses after removal of exposure to the dust
d) when secondary to trauma tends to influence the visceral rather than the parietal pleura
e) benign mesotheliomas are associated with hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy

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