|Document ID (ISN)||20924|
|ISSN - Serial title
|Convention or series no.
||Aspergillus fumigatus mould as an agent of occupational lung diseases
||Pleśnie Aspergillus fumigatus jako przyczyna schorzeń płuc o charakterze zawodowym [in Polish]|
||1973, Vol.8, No.4, p.275-284. Illus. 20 ref.
||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.
||moulds; agriculture; lung diseases; aspergillosis
||literature survey; tobacco industry; Aspergillus fumigatus; serological reactions; respiratory function tests; food industry; diagnosis
|Broad subject area(s)
||Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)
Bacterial and parasitic diseases