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What is Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris?

What is Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris?

  • Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris: Inhalation of mushroom particles and compost contaminated with bacteria (Thermoactinomyces vulgaris) 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 bacteria in the airborne mushroom 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.

Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris: Introduction

Types of Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris:

Broader types of Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris:

How serious is Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris?

Complications of Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris: see complications of Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris

What causes Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris?

Causes of Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris: see causes of Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris

What are the symptoms of Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris?

Symptoms of Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris: see symptoms of Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris

Complications of Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris: see complications of Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris

Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris: Toxicologist, Pulmonologist, Occupational Medicine Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris.
Treatments for Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris: see treatments for Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris

Name and Aliases of Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris

Main name of condition: Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris

Other names or spellings for Mushroom Worker's lung -- Thermoactinomyces vulgaris:

Occupational exposure [Mushroom worker's lung - (Thermoactinomyces vulgaris)]

 

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