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What is Malt Worker's disease?

What is Malt Worker's disease?

  • Malt Worker's disease: Inhalation of malt particles contaminated with fungus 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 malt 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.

Malt Worker's disease: Introduction

Types of Malt Worker's disease:

Broader types of Malt Worker's disease:

How serious is Malt Worker's disease?

Complications of Malt Worker's disease: see complications of Malt Worker's disease

What causes Malt Worker's disease?

Causes of Malt Worker's disease: see causes of Malt Worker's disease

What are the symptoms of Malt Worker's disease?

Symptoms of Malt Worker's disease: see symptoms of Malt Worker's disease

Complications of Malt Worker's disease: see complications of Malt Worker's disease

Malt Worker's disease: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Malt Worker's disease.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Malt Worker's disease.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Malt Worker's disease: Toxicologist, Occupational Medicine Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Malt Worker's disease.
Treatments for Malt Worker's disease: see treatments for Malt Worker's disease

Name and Aliases of Malt Worker's disease

Main name of condition: Malt Worker's disease

Other names or spellings for Malt Worker's disease:

Occupational exposure [Malt worker]

 

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