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Glossary for Alveolitis, extrinsic allergic

  • Aches: General body aches or muscle aches
  • Allergy-like conditions: Medical conditions with similar effects to those of allergies.
  • Bagassosis: Inhalation of sugarcane dust particles in an occupational setting can cause various lung symptoms. The severity of symptoms varies depending on the duration of the exposure. The lung symptoms result from the body's immune system reacting to exposure to the sugarcane dust particles. Chronic exposure can lead to progressive lung symptoms which can gradually lead to symptoms such as weight loss and eventually lung scarring and possibly even respiratory failure in severe cases. Acute exposure results in symptoms such as fever, chills, shortness of breath and body aches.
  • Breathing difficulties: Various types of breathing difficulty (dyspnea).
  • Chest conditions: Any condition affecting the chest
  • Chills: Excessive feeling of coldness.
  • Dry cough: Dry non-productive cough without producing sputum
  • Exertional dyspnea: painful breathing
  • Farmer's lung: A condition that affects farmers who are exposed to mouldy hay or crops. The lungs become inflamed due to a hypersensitivity reaction to the exposure.
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Hypersensitivity pneumonitis:
  • Lung conditions: Various conditions affecting the lungs or related airways.
  • Non-pathogenic inflammatory conditions: Medical disorders that cause inflammation, but are not due to any infectious pathogen.
  • Respiratory conditions: Any condition that affects the respiratory system
  • Sweating: Sweating more than normal
  • Wheezing: A whistling like continuous sound that is caused by the respiratory system

 

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