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Environmental Lung Disorders Induced by Organic (Nonmineral) Agents

  • Miriam Sperber

Abstract

A large variety of precipitating organic agents can be inhaled as fine particles or aerosols, including proteins of animal origin, pathogenic microorganisms, fungal spores, mineral oils, and several organic chemicals. Specific occupational disorders have been found to result from exposure to these offending substances. In addition to these exogenous antigens, endogenous antigens may be released from infectious agents invading the bronchopulmonary area, such as Aspergillus fumigatus.

Keywords

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Clin Allergy Organic Agent Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis 
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