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What is Barley Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.?

What is Barley Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.?

  • Barley Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.: Inhalation of barley particles contaminated with fungus (Aspergillus spp.) 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 fungus in the airborne barley 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.

Barley Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.: Introduction

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How serious is Barley Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.?

Complications of Barley Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.: see complications of Barley Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.

What causes Barley Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.?

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What are the symptoms of Barley Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.?

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Barley Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.: Testing

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How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Barley Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.: Toxicologist, Occupational Medicine Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Barley Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp..
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Name and Aliases of Barley Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.

Main name of condition: Barley Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.

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Occupational exposure [Barley worker]

 

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