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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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.
For example, farmer's lung disease results from inhaling spores growing in moldy hay and grains in silos.
4) Hargreave et al (5) first proposed the term bird breeder's (fancier's) lung to describe a syndrome analogous to farmer's lung following exposure to budgerigars.
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.
The microscopic bronchiolar changes in chronic pigeon breeder's disease appeared different from those described for farmer's lung (15).
Rookie Welsh youth winger Tyrone Edwards died of a heart condition six months ago and David Lawrence died two years earlier of farmer's lung.