Disease Information for Byssinosis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Bronchospasm signs
Cellophane crackles/rales at bases sign
Chest tightness/breathing response
Cough
Dyspnea
Lung signs/abnormality
Nocturnal wheezing
Pulmonary Crackles
Rales
Rales,dry
Rhonchi/coarse rales
Shortness of breath/SOB
Sputum production
Wheezing
Nocturnal awakenings Events Phenomenon
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Weekly periodicity
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Cotton dust
Exposure/Flax dust
Exposure/Hemp dust
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Early Morning Events Phenomenon
Event/Monday morning
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Male
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Carbon Dioxide Total Content/CO2
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
PFT/Abnormal pulmonary function tests
PFT/Reversable obstructive/Pulmonary FX tests
Pathology
BX/Lung Abnormal (Biopsy)
X-RAY
Xray/Chest abnormal
Xray/Chest/Lung fields/Abnormal
Xray/Interstitial infiltrate/fibrosis/Chest
Xray/Pulmonary infiltrate eosinophilia (PIE/Loeffler's syndrome)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Asbestosis
Associated Disease & Complications
Asthma
Byssinosis lung/disease
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
Organic dusts inhalation/allergy syndrome
Pneumoconiosis
Pneumonia, recurrent
Pneumonia/Bronchopneumonia
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Lung Disorder (ex)
CLASS/Pulmonic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Repeated allergen exposure desensitizes
Pathophysiology/Bronchospasm
Process
PROCESS/Occupational illness (ex)
PROCESS/Poison/specific (category)
PROCESS/Poisoned organ/system (category)
PROCESS/Occupational lung disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Pneumoconioses (ex)
Toxin
TOXIN/Poison/Dusts/inhalants (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Byssinoses, Byssinosis, Byssinosis (disorder), cotton dust asthma, cotton mill fever, Cotton workers' lung disease, disease (or disorder) flax dresser's, disease (or disorder) respiratory tract due to cotton dust, fibrosis lung with byssinosis, flax dresser's disease, Flax dressers' disease, Flax dressers' disease (disorder), lung fibrosis with byssinosis, Stripper's asthma, Strippers' disease, Synonym/Occupational asthma/allergy
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
SX/Lung biopsy
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Biopsy
Definition

An airway obstruction due to the dust inhaled during the processing of cotton.

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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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