MOLD CONCENTRATION IN WORKING ENVIRONMENT- PRECONDITIONS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT EXOGENIC ALLERGIC ALVEOLITIS
Exogenic allergic alveolitis represents a group of diffuse lung diseases. Most of them are manifested as a result of occupational mold exposition. Clinical examination lung X-ray and spirometry studies were carried out in 146 with different professions - poultry farming, fodder producing, mills, agriculture's laboratory for insects. The examinations included also skin-prick test and inchalatory provocation test with mold allergens. Mold content of the air of working places was specific for different manufactures, including M. faeni, Termoactinomyces vulgaris, Penicillium notatum, Aspergillus fumigatus et all. presence. In 16% of studied workers pathologic changes, typical for Exogenic allergic alveolitis were observed. The obtained results have been used for elaboration of diagnostic approaches in order to discover early injury workers in risk of development prophylactics in danger in suffering of allergic alveolitis persons.
- ECMM 2nd (1995)
Full conference title:
The 2nd Meeting of the European Confederation of Medical Mycology