|Document ID (ISN)||66442|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0271-3586 - American Journal of Industrial Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||Spain B.A., Cummings O., Garcia J.G.N.
||Bronchiolitis obliterans in an animal feed worker
||Sep. 1995, Vol.28, No.3, p.437-443. 18 ref.
||A case study is presented of a nonsmoking animal feed production worker who developed severe irreversible airflow obstruction during a 2-year occupational exposure to organic matter, microorganisms, proteolytic enzymes and both amorphous and synthetic silicates. Open lung biopsy demonstrated findings consistent with bronchiolitis obliterans; silicate particles in biopsy specimens suggested a potential link between silicate exposure and pathologic findings. Findings should be considered when evaluating symptomatic patients with occupational exposure to animal feed dusts, in particular amorphous and synthetic silicates.
||silica; silicates; respiratory impairment; organic dust; feed production; respirable dust
||obstructive ventilatory impairment; case study; bronchiolitis; microorganisms; enzymes
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)