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Document ID (ISN)38842
CIS number 82-1991
ISSN - Serial title 0301-0023 - Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine
Year 1982
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ebeid N., Omar H., Refai M., Soliman R.
Title Respiratory mycotic affection: sputum examination of workers in a flax plant in Egypt
Bibliographic information Apr. 1982, Vol.32, No.2, p.66-72. Illus. 14 ref.
Abstract The sputum of 150 individuals exposed to flax dust was collected on 3 consecutive days and tested for fungal growth. Skin test were also performed for the positive culture of Aspergillus species. Of the workers examined 74 showed fungal growth, and the strains discovered in order of frequency were A.mucor, A.niger, A.fumigatus, A.flavus, Candida albicans, yeast, trichithisum and penicillium. A.fumigatus was not discovered in 119 control subjects not exposed to flax dust. The role of fungi in initiating the occurrence of byssinosis is discussed.
Descriptors (primary) flax; fungi; sputum cytology; linen industry; mycoses
Descriptors (secondary) Aspergillus moulds; exposure evaluation; respirable dust; flax workers byssinosis
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Mycoses
Bacterial and parasitic diseases