Talcosis

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What is talcosis?

Talcosis, also known as talc pneumoconiosis, is a lung disease triggered by prolonged exposure to talcum powder. Symptoms can include cough, difficulty breathing, and may progress to more severe symptoms. Exposure can either be related to inhalation or through IV drug use.

Common symptoms reported by people with talcosis


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Treatments taken by people with talcosis

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Compare treatments taken by people with talcosis

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Who has talcosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 3
40s 0
50s 0
60s 1
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from talcosis patients who have completed their condition history
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