John Rankin, M.D.
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Frequent exposure to moldy organic dusts may result in serious acute or chronic lung disease. The characteristic syndrome seen in more than 80 farmers exposed to a variety of moldy forages consisted of chills, fever, cough, and dyspnea within a few hours of exposure, and the subsequent development of an acute diffuse granulomatous interstitial pneumonitis which slowly cleared over a period of weeks to months. Chest roentgenograms varied with the severity and duration of the illness, but the usual finding was a very fine reticular pattern of granular or mottled densities, linear striations and patchy areas of conglomeration.
Rankin J. Pathogenesis of Farmer's Lung.. Ann Intern Med. ;60:336. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-60-2-336_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;60(2_Part_1):336.
Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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