Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to Aspergillus fumigatus in compost.


A previously healthy 20 year old man presented with a three day history of dyspnoea, dry cough, and fever. As his first job, he had started working two months before in a vegetable compost plant, where he had been repeatedly exposed to dust while turning the fermentation heaps with a garden fork. He was breathing shallowly and had fine crackles at both lung… (More)


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@article{Vincken1984HypersensitivityPD, title={Hypersensitivity pneumonitis due to Aspergillus fumigatus in compost.}, author={Walter Vincken and Philip Roels}, journal={Thorax}, year={1984}, volume={39 1}, pages={74-5} }