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What is Bagassosis?

What is Bagassosis?

  • 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.
  • Bagassosis: alveolitis caused by inhaling bagasse (sugarcane dust).
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Bagassosis: Introduction

Types of Bagassosis:

Broader types of Bagassosis:

How serious is Bagassosis?

Complications of Bagassosis: see complications of Bagassosis

What causes Bagassosis?

Causes of Bagassosis: see causes of Bagassosis

What are the symptoms of Bagassosis?

Symptoms of Bagassosis: see symptoms of Bagassosis

Complications of Bagassosis: see complications of Bagassosis

Bagassosis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Bagassosis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Bagassosis.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Bagassosis: see treatments for Bagassosis

Name and Aliases of Bagassosis

Main name of condition: Bagassosis

Other names or spellings for Bagassosis:

Occupational exposure [Bagassosis]

Bagasse workers' lung, Sugar cane worker pneumonitis Source - Diseases Database

Source - WordNet 2.1


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