A case of Allergic Alveolitis | Farmer's lung.
a pulmonary granuloma 7.rmm in the middle lobe of my right lung.
was also moderate pleural thickening as well as patchy ground-glass
biopsy was taken as well as pulmonary function tests.
elevated CO2 in my blood.
blood oxygen desaturation at rest and with exercise.
2L of O2 continuously.
right behind a coop that takes in wheat cleans it and transfers it
to trucks and railroad cars.
of times before it get cleaned and loaded it gets rained on and moldy.
also gin bale cotton as well as loading tender trucks with fertilizer
and used in sprayers on fields.
also works at this place and comes home with the wheat dust and chaff
and fertilizer on his clothes.
also surrounded in our rural community by fields that are plowed and
planted with yearly crops.
have a weak immune system and I receive 30 grams monthly of IgG infusions.
all of these circumstances be what caused the Allergic Aveolitis better
known as farmer's lung?
you very much for your question.
extrinsic allergic alveolitis (EAA) refers to a group of lung diseases
resulting from exposure to dusts of animal and vegetable origin.
or prolonged exposure to animal or vegetable dusts can result in extrinsic
particles must be 5 microns or smaller to get into the alveoli.
and vegetable dusts are complex mixtures originating from many different
sources such as husks, bark, wood, animal dander, and microorganisms
including bacteria and fungi.
produce toxic chemicals that form part of the mixture.
and insect fragments, bird droppings and dried urine of rats may also
be found in the dusts.
hay, straw, grain and feathers are other sources of dust that cause
extrinsic allergic alveolitis.
lung Disease is an Example of Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis.
to moldy hay, straw and grain may cause Farmers' lung Disease.
for reducing dust exposure (dust control) include engineering control
and personal protective equipment.
of engineering control include local exhaust ventilation, general
ventilation, and process enclosure and process isolation.
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