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Table 3 Pleural fibrosis consisting of bilateral parietal pleural plaques (PPP) and diffuse pleural thickening (DPT) in the patients with retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF pts) regarding their asbestos exposure

From: Asbestos-related pleural and lung fibrosis in patients with retroperitoneal fibrosis

  Unexposed RPF pts Asbestos-exposed RPF pts OR (95% CI)
Pleural fibrosis - 10 5  
Pleural fibrosis + 6 17 5.7 (1.4 – 23.4)
   PPP - 14 8  
   PPP + 2 14 12.2 (2.2 – 68.2)
   DPT - 12 10  
   DPT + 4 12 3.6 (0.9 – 14.7)
  1. (OR = Odds ratio)