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Document ID (ISN)39489
CIS number 83-530
ISSN - Serial title Revue franšaise d'allergologie et d'immunologie clinique
Year 1983
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Girard J.P., Zawodnik S.
Title Humidifier disease
Original title La maladie des humidificateurs [in French]
Bibliographic information 1982, Vol.22, No.4-5, p.185-190. 24 ref.
Abstract Analysis of the aetiology of 8 cases of febrile respiratory syndrome due to exposure to humidication and air-conditioning installations: identification of pathogenic agents by microbiological analysis of the liquids in the humidifiers, skin tests, respiratory provocation testing and paraclinical and immunological techniques. Bacterial endotoxins are responsible for the pathological condition found in the 8 workers. The syndrome is due to acute sensitivity to the endotoxins and should henceforth be clearly distinct from allergic alveolitis.
Descriptors (primary) air-conditioned premises; air conditioner disease; immunology; air conditioning; ventilation
Descriptors (secondary) pathogenic bacteria; autoimmunization; allergic respiratory disorders; skin tests; air humidification
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Pneumoconioses
Heating and air conditioning
Ventilation