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Document ID (ISN)36160
CIS number 81-1406
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1981
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Johnson W.M.
Title Occupational factors in coccidioidomycosis.
Bibliographic information May 1981, Vol.23, No.5, p.367-374. 94 ref.
Abstract Inhalation of the arthrospores of Coccidioides immitis in dusty occupations and laboratory environments can cause pulmonary coccidioidomycosis. The disease has occurred amongst agricultural workers, military personnel, workers involved in excavation and laboratory and hospital workers in the semi-arid regions of the south-western and western United States. Fomite transmission of the spores in cotton waste, and primary cutaneous coccidioidomycosis due to accidental inoculation, have also been reported. The incidence and severity of occupational coccidioidomycosis can be reduced by dust control measures and laboratory procedures.
Descriptors (primary) spores; respirable dust; coccidioidomycosis
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; dust control; trenching and excavating; USA; agriculture; lung diseases; skin diseases; hospitals; laboratory work
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Mycoses
Bacterial and parasitic diseases