Disease Information for Polymer fume fever

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Paroxysmal Shivering
Rigors/Shaking chills
Teeth Chattering
Uncontrollable Shaking
Chest Pain
Chest pain, substernal/midline
Non-Pleuritic Chest Pain
Diaphoresis profuse/active sweating/acute
Hyperhidrosis/Chronic sweating excess
Sweating Excess Perspiration
Muscle Pain
Myalgias
Fatigability
Headache
Bronchospasm signs
Chest pain exacerbated on deep breathing
Chest pain/non-cardiac
Chest tightness/breathing response
Cough
Cough Acute
Cough Chronic
Cough Dry Non-productive
Dyspnea
Dyspnea at rest
Dyspnea, chronic progressive
Painful cough
Shortness of breath/SOB
Tightness/chest on deep breathing/restrictive
Wheezing
Red or inflammed pharynx
Sore throat/Pharyngitis
Sore Throat/Throat Pain
Throat Conditions
Chills
Constitutional symptoms
Cyclic Periodic Recurrent Fevers
Enervated/extreme acute fatigue
Fatigue
Fatigue Tiredness Exhaustion
Fever
Fever and Normal Sed Rate
Fever Febrile Possible
Flu-Like Syndrome
High body temperature
Malaise
Periodic fever
Bloodshot eyes/Conjunctival injection
Red Eyes Bilateral
Scleral Injection
Tearing
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Exacerbation/remission
Course/Recurrent
Course/Relapsing
Course/Self limited usually
Course/Weekly periodicity
Onset/Abrupt/Sudden
Demographics & Risk Factors
Exposure Factors
Exposure/Epidemiologic specific setting/exposure
Exposure/Industrial fumes
Occupational Factors
Occupation/Plastics industry research/production
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Event/End of workday/Afternoon
Lifestyle/Tobacco/cigarette smoking
Laboratory Tests
Microbiology & Serology Findings
Stool Microscopic polys present
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Acute inflammatory markers elevated (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
WBC
WBC/White Blood Cell Count/Leukocytes (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
X-RAY
Xray/Chest abnormal
Xray/Chest/Lung fields/Abnormal
Xray/Pulmonary infiltrates, recurrent/Chest
Xray/Transient pulmonary infiltrates/Chest
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Bronchitis, acute
Influenza
SARS/Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
Associated Disease & Complications
Asthma
Chemical pneumonitis
Chemical Tracheobronchitis
Hyperpyrexia
Hyperthermia
Noxious gas inhalation/toxicity
Pneumonia, interstitial, acute
Tracheitis, acute
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Lung Disorder (ex)
CLASS/Pulmonic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Bronchospasm
Process
PROCESS/Allergy/collagen/autoimmune (category)
PROCESS/Poison/specific (category)
PROCESS/Occupational lung disorder (ex)
PROCESS/Occupational disease possible
Toxin
TOXIN/Gaseous/Fumes/Airborne
TOXIN/Poison/Dusts/inhalants (category)
TOXIN/Poison/Gaseous/inhaled toxic (category)
Synonyms
Synonym
Polymer fume fever, Synonym/Molding machine pneumonia, Synonym/Teflon/PTFE polymer heated fume exposure
Definition
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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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