Pleural thickening is scarring of the membrane covering the lungs. If this scarring is extensive the condition is referred to as diffuse pleural thickening. Pleural thickening and diffuse pleural thickening often develops as a result of exposure to asbestos for protracted periods of time. These illnesses can cause breathing difficulties and are also a sign of changes to the body as a result of asbestos. This can mean that the individual is at a small but significantly increased risk of developing a more serious asbestos related condition.

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