Byssinosis

Byssinosis is defined as reactive airway disease, is characterized by bronchoconstriction in cotton, flax and hemp workers. The pathogen is bacterial endotoxin in cotton dust. The symptoms is to tightness of chest and dyspnea, which deteriorates the first working day of the week and decreases with the progress of the week. Diagnosis is based on medical history and findings of pulmonary function testing. Treatment is avoidance of exposure and the…

September 3, 2018
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