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Document ID (ISN)112283
CIS number 12-0114
ISSN - Serial title 0340-7047 - Zentralblatt für Arbeitsmedizin, Arbeitsschutz und Prophylaxe
Year 2011
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Mittmann-Frank M., Karabin-Kehl B., Wilkens H., Pföhler C., Bücker A., Wennemuth G., Buchter A.
Title Progressive dyspnoea in a blacksmith - Exogenous allergic aleveolitis and smoke inhalation are rare causes
Original title Progrediente Dyspnoe eines Hufschmieds - EAA und rezidivierende Rauchgas-Inhalationen als seltene Ursache [in German]
Bibliographic information 2011, Vol.61, No.6, p.202-210. Illus. 14 ref.
Internet access Progrediente_Dyspnoe_eines_Hufschmieds_[INTERNET_FREE_ACCESS] [in German]
Abstract This article reports on a 47-year-old man suffering from progressive dyspnoea, cough and sputum due to an exogenous allergic alveolitis. The subject was found to show a type-III-sensitization to Aspergillus fumigatus, epithelium and proteins from animals found in stables, indicating an occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis in this blacksmith. Further, combustion products and nanoparticles emitted while the horse is being shod induce recurrent sub-acute micro-inhalation injuries. On the basis of these findings, this disease was reported to the industrial injuries insurance as an occupational disease for consideration of legal consequences. Furthermore, referral to a lung specialist was recommended.
Descriptors (primary) Germany; smoke; horse shoeing; occupational diseases; extrinsic allergic alveolitis
Descriptors (secondary) Aspergillus fumigatus; nanoparticles; sensitization; diagnosis; symptoms; compensation of occupational diseases; notification of occupational diseases; handling of animals; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)