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What is Furrier's lung?

What is Furrier's lung?

  • Furrier's lung: Inhalation of a dust from animal fur 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 animal fur. 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.

Furrier's lung: Introduction

Types of Furrier's lung:

Broader types of Furrier's lung:

How serious is Furrier's lung?

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

What causes Furrier's lung?

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

What are the symptoms of Furrier's lung?

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

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

Furrier's lung: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Furrier's lung.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Furrier's lung.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Furrier's lung

Main name of condition: Furrier's lung

Other names or spellings for Furrier's lung:

Occupational exposure [Furrier's lung]

 

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