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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Influence of corticosteroid treatment on the course of farmer's lung. Eur J Respir Dis.
Draft genome sequence of the principal etiological agent of farmer's lung disease, Saccharopolyspora rectivirgula.
Prognostic significance of bronchoalveolar lymphocytosis in farmer's lung. Am Rev Respir Dis 135(3):692-695.
A case of chronic type farmer's lung which led to severe pulmonary fibrosis and spontaneous pneumothorax [in Japanese].
(3) Through the years specific names have been applied to patients with hypersensitivity pneumonia based on the unique circumstances of antigenic exposure, such as farmer's lung, bird fancier's lung, or pigeon breeder's lung.
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.
Exposures to these organisms related to lung disease have been reported in both outdoor settings (when handling materials such as compost or decomposing organic matter--the classic example being farmer's lung) and indoor settings (2).
Class-specific antibodies during follow up of patients with farmer's lung. Eur Respir J 3(3):257-260 (1990).
Exposure to these particles can cause or exacerbate acute infections or toxic pneumonitis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis (farmer's lung), chronic asthma, bronchitis, silicosis, and organic dust toxic syndrome.
When the farmer's lungs were examined 48 hours later by CT scan, the "white-out" had disappeared and there was the first visualization of "normal" lung tissue in the course of four weeks.