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What is Farmer's lung?

What is Farmer's lung?

  • Farmer's lung: A condition that affects farmers who are exposed to mouldy hay or crops. The lungs become inflamed due to a hypersensitivity reaction to the exposure.
  • Farmer's lung: systemic and pulmonary reactions resulting from inhalation of dust from moldy hay, threshing dust, or moldy straw, by persons who have become hypersensitive to antigens in the dust; most often associated with inhalation of spores of Micromonospora faeni or Thermoactinomyces vulgaris.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Farmer's lung: alveolitis caused by an allergic reaction to fungal spores in the dust that is inhaled from moldy hay.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Farmer's lung: Introduction

Types of Farmer's lung:

Broader types of Farmer's lung:

How serious is Farmer's lung?

Complications of Farmer's lung: see complications of Farmer's lung

What causes Farmer's lung?

Causes of Farmer's lung: see causes of Farmer's lung

What are the symptoms of Farmer's lung?

Symptoms of Farmer's lung: see symptoms of Farmer's lung

Complications of Farmer's lung: see complications of Farmer's lung

Farmer's lung: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Farmer's lung.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Farmer's lung.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Farmer's lung: see treatments for Farmer's lung
Research for Farmer's lung: see research for Farmer's lung

Name and Aliases of Farmer's lung

Main name of condition: Farmer's lung

Other names or spellings for Farmer's lung:

Ramazzini syndrome, thresher lung, harvester lung

Thresher's lung
Source - WordNet 2.1

Farmer's lung: Related Conditions

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