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Title: Occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis in a smelter exposed to zinc fumes

Abstract

A smelter exposed to zinc fumes reported severe recurrent episodes of cough, dyspnea and fever. Bronchoalveolar lavage showed a marked increase in lymphocytes count with predominance of CD8 T-lymphocytes. Presence of zinc in alveolar macrophages was assessed by analytic transmission electron microscopy. This is the first case of recurrent bronchoalveolitis related to zinc exposure in which the clinical picture and BAL results indicate a probable hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

Authors:
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  1. (Consultation de Pathologie Professionnelle, Hopital Raymond Poincare, Garches, (France))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5307170
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Chest; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 101:3; Journal ID: ISSN 0012-3692
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; LUNGS; SENSITIVITY; PNEUMONITIS; EPIDEMIOLOGY; ZINC; TOXICITY; AIR POLLUTION; LAVAGE; METALLURGY; OCCUPATIONAL DISEASES; PERSONNEL; SMELTERS; TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; BODY; DISEASES; ELECTRON MICROSCOPY; ELEMENTS; METALS; MICROSCOPY; ORGANS; POLLUTION; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM; 560300* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology

Citation Formats

Ameille, J., Brechot, J.M., Brochard, P., Capron, F., and Dore, M.F. Occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis in a smelter exposed to zinc fumes. United States: N. p., 1992. Web. doi:10.1378/chest.101.3.862.
Ameille, J., Brechot, J.M., Brochard, P., Capron, F., & Dore, M.F. Occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis in a smelter exposed to zinc fumes. United States. doi:10.1378/chest.101.3.862.
Ameille, J., Brechot, J.M., Brochard, P., Capron, F., and Dore, M.F. Sun . "Occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis in a smelter exposed to zinc fumes". United States. doi:10.1378/chest.101.3.862.
@article{osti_5307170,
title = {Occupational hypersensitivity pneumonitis in a smelter exposed to zinc fumes},
author = {Ameille, J. and Brechot, J.M. and Brochard, P. and Capron, F. and Dore, M.F.},
abstractNote = {A smelter exposed to zinc fumes reported severe recurrent episodes of cough, dyspnea and fever. Bronchoalveolar lavage showed a marked increase in lymphocytes count with predominance of CD8 T-lymphocytes. Presence of zinc in alveolar macrophages was assessed by analytic transmission electron microscopy. This is the first case of recurrent bronchoalveolitis related to zinc exposure in which the clinical picture and BAL results indicate a probable hypersensitivity pneumonitis.},
doi = {10.1378/chest.101.3.862},
journal = {Chest; (United States)},
issn = {0012-3692},
number = ,
volume = 101:3,
place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {3}
}