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ID (ISN) del documento108213
Número CIS 08-587
ISSN - Título de la serie 0962-7480 - Occupational Medicine
Año 2006
Número de serie
Autor(es) Dawkins P., Robertson A., Robertson W., Moore V., Reynolds J., Langman G., Robinson E., Harris-Roberts J., Crook B., Burge S.
Título An outbreak of extrinsic alveolitis in a car engine plant
Información bibliográfica Dec. 2006, Vol.56, No.8, p.559-565. Illus. 23 ref.
Resumen Twelve workers from a car engine-manufacturing plant in the United Kingdom presented with extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA) diagnosed on the basis of clinical, radiological and pathological findings. They were exposed to metalworking fluids (MWF) that cooled, lubricated and cleaned the machine tools. Data were collected on their occupational history, and they were subjected to medical examinations, spirometry, radiology, bronchoscopic lavage, lung biopsy and serology. Sera were tested for precipitins to used MWF and to reference cultures of bacteria suspected to be implicated. All were males and none were current smokers. All had dyspnoea, many had weight loss and cough, but only half had influenza-like symptoms and auscultator crackles. There was an overall loss of lung function and lung volumes. Other findings are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) alveolitis alérgica extrínseca; industria del automóvil; diagnostico
Descriptores (secundarios) maquinas-herramientas; biopsia pulmonar; Reino Unido; estudio de caso; bacterias; patología; diagnostico radiológico; síntomas; disnea; líquidos de corte; función pulmonar; volumen respiratorio; espirometría; dosificación en la sangre; exámenes médicos; trabajadores masculinos
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaReino Unido
Tema(s) Metalurgia, trabajo de los metales
Broad subject area(s) Medicina del trabajo, epidemiología
Navegación por categoria(s) Motor vehicle manufacturing industry
Neumoconiosis