Eight textile printing factories in Valencia, Spain, with a total workforce of 257 using spraying techniques were investigated as a result of severe interstitial lung disease occurring in three employees, one of whom died, Clinical and radiological data together with biopsy specimens from 71 (27.6%) workers with abnormal respiratory features indicated the occurrence of an outbreak of organising pneumonia resulting in 6 deaths.
Epidemiological analysis included the 22 workers who fulfilled the radiological case definition based on chest radiograph and computed tomographic scan showing widespread nodular opacities or confluent patchy consolidation with a lung biopsy corresponding to organising pneumonia.
Mots-clés Pascal : Exposition professionnelle, Toxicité, Homme, Anatomopathologie, Radiodiagnostic, Tomodensitométrie, Pneumonie, Interstitiel, Impression, Textile, Usine fabrication, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Médecine travail, Poumon pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Occupational exposure, Toxicity, Human, Pathology, Radiodiagnosis, Computerized axial tomography, Pneumonia, Interstitial, Printing, Textile, Factory, Respiratory disease, Occupational medicine, Lung disease
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0663752
Code Inist : 002B30B01A. Création : 09/06/1995.