organic dust toxicity syndrome

organic dust toxicity syndrome

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ODTS

An acute influenza-like illness resulting from the inhalation of molds contaminating grasses, hay, and other agricultural products. It is also known colloquially as farmer's lung or grain lung and scientifically as pulmonary mycotoxicosis. Prominent symptoms are cough, chest tightness, muscle ache, and low-grade fever.
See: byssinosis; pneumonitis, hypersensitivity
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