Byssinosis

Common Name(s)

Byssinosis

Byssinosis, also known as brown lung disease, is caused by exposure to cotton dust that blocks the small airways in the lungs. Symptoms include chest tightness, cough, and wheezing, and tend to get worse at the beginning of the work week and improve as the week goes on. It is diagnosed through a physical exam, a chest x-ray, and lung function tests. To treat byssinosis, exposure to the dust must be prevented. In severe cases, a doctor may prescribe steroids, nebulizers, or home oxygen therapy.

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The terms "Byssinosis" returned 48 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The prevalence of byssinosis among cotton workers in the north of Benin.
 

Author(s): A V Hinson, V Schl√ľnssen, G Agodokpessi, T Sigsgaards, B Fayomi

Journal: Int J Occup Environ Med. 2014 Oct;5(4):194-200.

 

Cotton is the main agricultural export product in Benin. Cotton dust is thus present in the air during the handling and processing of cotton. This dust contains a mixture of substances including ground up plant matter, fibres, bacteria, fungi, soil, pesticides, noncotton matter, and ...

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2014

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[Other obstructive diseases: byssinosis, chronic bronchitis and occupational COPD and eosinophilic bronchitis].
 

Author(s): F J Michel De la Rosa, B Fern√°ndez Infante

Journal: An Sist Sanit Navar. 2005 ;28 Suppl 1():73-81.

 

Besides occupational asthma and diseases derived from acute inhalation, other obstructive diseases also have an occupational origin. Although at present byssinosis is a rare disease in Spain, we describe its characteristics because of its historical interest amongst occupational respiratory ...

Last Updated: 25 May 2005

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Diffuse lung disease caused by cotton fibre inhalation but distinct from byssinosis.
 

Author(s): H Kobayashi, S Kanoh, K Motoyoshi, S Aida

Journal: Thorax. 2004 Dec;59(12):1095-7.

 

A 66 year old man had inhaled cotton fibre for 50 years at his workplace. He did not have any respiratory symptoms. Chest CT scans revealed diffuse centrilobular and peribronchovascular interstitial thickening. Lung biopsy specimens confirmed the presence of string-like foreign bodies ...

Last Updated: 25 Nov 2004

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The terms "Byssinosis" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Byssinosis: a review.
 

Author(s): R McL Niven, C A Pickering

Journal: Thorax. 1996 Jun;51(6):632-7.

 

Last Updated: 29 Aug 1996

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