Farmer’s lung disease

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Farmer’s lung disease

Farmer’s lung disease is the main form of occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis (see this term) caused by chronic inhalation of microorganisms often thermophilic actinomycetes and less commonly saccharopolyspora rectivirgula living in mouldy hay straw or grain. It is characterized by variable degrees of dyspnea cough tiredness headaches and occasional fever/night sweats with acute sub-acute or chronic clinical course

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Breathe Support Network

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