ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Français | Español

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)104424
CIS number 05-724
ISSN - Serial title 0339-6517 - Documents pour le médecin du travail
Year 2005
Convention or series no. DMT 102TR35
Author(s) Rosenberg N.
Title Occupational non-infectious respiratory diseases caused by biological agents - Physiopathology and syndromic reactions
Original title Affections respiratoires non infectieuses professionnelles liées aux agents biologiques - Physiopathologie et réactions syndromiques [in French]
Bibliographic information 2nd Quarter 2005, No.102, p.235-244. Illus. 37 ref.
Internet access$FILE/tr35.pdf [in French]
Abstract Biological agents such as bacteria, viruses, yeasts, moulds and parasites are to be found at the workplace in many sectors of activity. Exposure to these agents may give rise to infections and other pathologies such as immunoallergies, poisoning and cancer. This article reviews current knowledge on occupational non-infectious respiratory diseases caused by biological agents. Topics covered: types of biological agents and mechanisms of respiratory pathogenicity; immuno-allergic pathologies (rhinitis, asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis); toxic respiratory effects (bronchial diseases, toxic organic dust syndrome).
Descriptors (primary) microorganisms; biological hazards; respiratory diseases
Descriptors (secondary) allergens; rhinitis; extrinsic allergic alveolitis; yeast; moulds; bacteria; medical supervision; viruses; asthma; organic dust; aerosols; spirometry; determination in air; bacterial toxins
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Biological hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Biological hazards
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)