|Document ID (ISN)||108133|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Merget R., Sander I., Rozynek P., Raulf-Heimsoth M., Bruening T.
||Occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to molds in an onion and potato sorter
||Feb. 2008, Vol.51, No.2, p.117-119. 8 ref.
||A 42-year-old female non-smoking onion and potato sorter developed work-related shortness of breath, cough, fatigue and flu-like symptoms. The diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis was based on patchy infiltrates in both lungs on high resolution computed tomography and lymphocytosis of 71% in a bronchoalveolar lavage sample. Exposure cessation and a brief corticosteroid therapy resulted in complete recovery. IgG antibodies to several kinds of mould cultivated from samples from the patient's workplace were detected in the patient's serum. It is concluded that occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to moulds may develop in onion and potato sorters.
||extrinsic allergic alveolitis; moulds; food industry; risk factors; vegetables
||immunoglobulins; case study; Germany; symptoms; dyspnoea; serological reactions; transfer to other work; determination in blood; medical treatment; tomography; diagnosis
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Germany|
||Food, beverage and tobacco industries
|Broad subject area(s)
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Industries and occupations