farmer's lung


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farmer's lung

[′fär·mərz ‚ləŋ]
(medicine)
An acute pulmonary disorder caused by the inhalation of spores from moldy hay or straw.
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Antigen avoidance is the mainstay of therapy and is thought to prevent disease progression, although recovery with continued antigen exposure is well documented in patients with either pigeon breeder's or farmer's lung.
Difference in the phenotypes of bronchoalveolar lavage lymphocytes in patients with summer-type hypersensitivity pneumonitis, farmer's lung, ventilation pneumonitis, and bird fancier's lung: report of a nationwide epidemiologic study in Japan.
These include such granulomatous diseases as berylliosis (a disease resulting from exposure to beryllium metal), tuberculosis, farmer's lung disease (hypersensitivity pneumonitis), fungal infections, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever, and cancer of the lymph nodes (lymphoma).
For example, farmer's lung disease results from inhaling spores growing in moldy hay and grains in silos.
There he and colleagues established a recognised world-class laboratory to study Farmer's Lung, Pigeon Breeder's Lung and other lung diseases.
Before his death in September 2004, Hywel suffered from farmer's lung and his health had started to deteriorate.