Working with argan cake: a new etiology for hypersensitivity pneumonitis

  title={Working with argan cake: a new etiology for hypersensitivity pneumonitis},
  author={Christophe Paris and Fabrice Herin and Gabriel Reboux and Emmanuelle Penven and Coralie Barrera and C{\'e}cile Guidat and Isabelle Thaon},
  booktitle={BMC pulmonary medicine},
BACKGROUND Argan is now used worldwide in numerous cosmetic products. Nine workers from a cosmetic factory were examined in our occupational medicine department, following the diagnosis of a case of hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) related to handling of argan cakes. METHODS Operators were exposed to three forms of argan (crude granulates, powder or liquid) depending on the step of the process. All workers systematically completed standardized questionnaires on occupational and medical… CONTINUE READING
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