lifeguard lung

A popular term for endemic granulomatous pneumonitis, linked to endotoxin-containing respirable bioaerosols from water sprays, waterfalls, and water slides, affecting lifeguards who watch over swimmers at indoor swimming pools. Pseudomonas spp are the most commonly identified pathogen

lifeguard lung

Public health A popular term for granulomatous pneumonitis, caused primarily by Pseudomonas spp–which affects lifeguards who watch over swimmers at municipal indoor pools with water sprays, waterfalls, and water slides
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It is also likely that some cases of sauna-takers lung, lifeguard lung, humidifier lung, and tap water-associated HP described in the literature more than a decade ago may, in fact, be unsuspected cases of HP from aerosolized mycobacteria.