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

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

  • Malt Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.: Inhalation of malt 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 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 -- Aspergillus spp.: Introduction

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

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

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

Causes of Malt Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.: see causes of Malt Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.

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

Symptoms of Malt Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.: see symptoms of Malt Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.

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

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

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How is it treated?

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

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

Other names or spellings for Malt Worker's disease -- Aspergillus spp.:

Occupational exposure [Malt worker]

 

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