Cytologic changes of the respiratory tract in vineyard spraying workers.

  title={Cytologic changes of the respiratory tract in vineyard spraying workers.},
  author={Pavle Plamenac and Z Santi{\'c} and Aleksandar Nikulin and H Serdarevi{\'c}},
  journal={European journal of respiratory diseases},
  volume={67 1},
A cytologic investigation of sputum samples, obtained from rural workers engaged for years in spraying of vines, was performed in comparison to that of inhabitants of the same environment who were not vineyard workers. The subjects were grouped according to their smoking habits. Sputum specimens were conventionally stained with hematoxylin and eosin and were also tested for copper by rubeanic acid. Macrophages containing copper-granules in the cytoplasm were found in 64% of the workers engaged… CONTINUE READING
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