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What is Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene)?

What is Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene)?

  • Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene): Inhalation of a chemical called Phosgene 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 chemical. 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.

Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene): Introduction

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How serious is Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene)?

Complications of Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene): see complications of Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene)

What causes Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene)?

Causes of Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene): see causes of Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene)

What are the symptoms of Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene)?

Symptoms of Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene): see symptoms of Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene)

Complications of Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene): see complications of Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene)

Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene): Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene).

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene).

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene): Toxicologist, Occupational Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene).
Treatments for Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene): see treatments for Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene)

Name and Aliases of Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene)

Main name of condition: Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene)

Other names or spellings for Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene):

Occupational exposure [Chemical worker's lung (Phosgene)]

 

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