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Free Content Pulmonary reactions after exposure to 3-methylfuran vapour, a fungal metabolite [Case Study]

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Abstract:

A case of obstructive pulmonary reaction with flu-like symptoms after exposure to 3-methylfuran is described. This compound is produced by fungi, and can be found in buildings with mould growth. Previous studies have shown that exposure to the substance might increase the prevalence of respiratory symptoms, and is pneumotoxic to animals at high concentrations.

Keywords: asthma; fungal metabolite; hypersensitivity pneumonitis; microbial volatile organic compound (MVOC); mould allergy

Document Type: Short Communication

Affiliations: 1: Department of Occupational Medicine, National Institute for Working Life, Solna, Sweden; and Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden 2: Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

Publication date: 1998-12-01

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