TITLE

silo-filler's disease, silo-filler's syndrome

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1999
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the terms "silo-filler's disease" or "silo-filler's syndrome" is presented. It refers to a rare respiratory illness produced by exposure to nitrogen oxides that are released from fermenting organic matter in freshly filled, poorly ventilated farm silos. The silage gases produce irritation of the mouth, nose, pharynx, bronchi, and lungs, interfering with oxygenation and gas exchange. Alveolar damage and hemorrhagic pulmonary edema may also result.
ACCESSION #
21245706

 

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