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"Toxomycosis" of paprika slicers is an illness related to slicing moldy paprika. Clouds of spores are expelled into the air during the processing of diseased paprika, leading to a pernicious cough and systemic symptoms. The concept of toxomycosis is the central theme of this book and is used to group together many occupational diseases. Apparently, toxomycosis is a term developed by the authors to link various occupational diseases such as paprika slicer's disease and farmer's lung as well as afflictions of hideloader's, brim-corn workers, millers, bakers, malt processors, distillers and a myriad of other occupations. The concept of toxomycosis refers
Occupational Mycotic Diseases of the Lung.. Ann Intern Med. ;69:650–651. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-3-650_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(3):650-651.
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