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Title: Mushroom worker's lung: organic dust exposure in the spawning shed.
Authors: Hoy, Ryan F;Pretto, Jeffrey J;van Gelderen, David;McDonald, Christine F
Affiliation: Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Austin Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Issue Date: 7-May-2007
Citation: Medical Journal of Australia; 186(9): 472-4
Abstract: Two people employed for several years in the spawning shed of a mushroom farm developed mushroom worker's lung. The first patient presented in respiratory failure, with radiological features characteristic of hypersensitivity pneumonitis. The condition of the second patient was subacute on presentation, with a computed tomography (CT) scan showing ground-glass opacities. With absence from the workplace and no steroid therapy, the symptoms of both patients subsided and the results of lung function tests and CT scans improved markedly.
Internal ID Number: 17484710
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Agricultural Workers' Diseases.diagnosis
Alveolitis, Extrinsic Allergic.diagnosis.etiology
Occupational Exposure.adverse effects
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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