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Document ID (ISN)20924
CIS number 74-1078
ISSN - Serial title Medycyna Wiejska
Year 1973
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Krysińska-Traczyk E.
Title Aspergillus fumigatus mould as an agent of occupational lung diseases
Original title Pleśnie Aspergillus fumigatus jako przyczyna schorzeń płuc o charakterze zawodowym [in Polish]
Bibliographic information 1973, Vol.8, No.4, p.275-284. Illus. 20 ref.
Abstract An account is given of the morphology, biology, occurrence and pathogenicity of Aspergillus fumigatus mould and of occupational aspergillosis (literature review, diagnosis). Serological tests showed that, in comparison to a control group, farmers run the highest aspergillosis risk, followed by tobacco and food industry workers. It is suggested that a light personal breathing apparatus should be worn by those occupationally exposed to hazardous concentrations of this mould. The need for regular lung function tests is stressed.
Descriptors (primary) moulds; agriculture; lung diseases; aspergillosis
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; tobacco industry; Aspergillus fumigatus; serological reactions; respiratory function tests; food industry; diagnosis
Document type -
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Agriculture
Mycoses
Bacterial and parasitic diseases