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The requirement of 2 asbestos bodies per square centimeter did not originate with the 2010 committee, but was in fact proposed by the 1997 Helsinki consensus report and reaffirmed by the 2014 Helsinki meeting.
The critique claims that 2 asbestos bodies per square centimeter correspond to 4000 asbestos bodies per gram of wet lung tissue.
It should be noted that 800 asbestos bodies per gram is 40 times the upper limit of the background range of asbestos body counts.
Occasionally, one encounters diffuse pulmonary fibrosis (DPF) in patients with a history of asbestos exposure, in whom a diagnosis of asbestosis cannot be made due to lack of the characteristic fibrosis pattern or, more commonly, due to the lack of asbestos bodies in histologic sections.
No asbestos bodies were detected by light microscopy in the histologic slides of most DPF cases.
Occasionally we found in the presence of the diffuse interstitial fibrosis one or more ferruginous bodies that were morphologically consistent with asbestos bodies (Figure 2).
The lung tissue from the present case was found to contain "classical ferruginous bodies" which by morphologic definition could be considered asbestos bodies by light microscopy (5) and occurring at levels above that observed from general populations (6-8).
These issues concern the minimum number of asbestos bodies necessary and the degree of fibrosis required to enable the pathologist to diagnose asbestosis with confidence.
With respect to the pathologic diagnosis of asbestosis, Roggli and Pratt (27) noted that 2 asbestos bodies in a 4-[cm.