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Byssinosis Classification & external resources
Byssinosis, commonly called "Brown Lung", is an occupational lung disease caused by exposure to cotton dust in inadequately ventilated working environments. It commonly occurs in workers who are employed in yarn and fabric manufacture industries. Brown Lung can ultimately result in narrowing of the trachea in the lungs, destruction of lung tissue and death from infection or respiratory failure.
Additional recommended knowledge
The effects of Byssinosis are similar to Woolsorters' disease.
This disease often occurred in the times of the Industrial Revolution. Most commonly young girls working in mills or other textile factories would be afflicted with this disease.
Snyder, Rachel Louise (2007). Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade. W. W. Norton.
Pathology of respiratory system (J, 460–519) Acute upper respiratory infections Upper respiratory tract infection · Common cold · Rhinitis · Sinusitis · Pharyngitis ( Strep throat) · Tonsillitis · Laryngitis · Tracheitis · Croup · Epiglottitis Influenza and Pneumonia Influenza · Pneumonia ( Viral, Bacterial, Bronchopneumonia) · Severe acute respiratory syndrome Other acute lower respiratory infections Bronchitis ( Acute, Chronic) · Bronchiolitis Other diseases of upper respiratory tract Vasomotor rhinitis · Hay fever · Atrophic rhinitis · Nasal polyp · Deviated septum · Adenoid hypertrophy · Peritonsillar abscess · Vocal fold nodule · Laryngospasm Chronic lower respiratory diseases Emphysema · COPD · Asthma · Status asthmaticus · Bronchiectasis Lung diseases due to external agents Pneumoconiosis ( Coalworker's pneumoconiosis, Asbestosis, Silicosis, Bauxite fibrosis, Berylliosis, Siderosis) · Byssinosis · Hypersensitivity pneumonitis ( Farmer's lung, Bird fancier's lung) Other, principally affecting the interstitium Acute respiratory distress syndrome · Pulmonary edema · Hamman-Rich syndrome · Interstitial lung disease Suppurative and necrotic conditions of lower respiratory tract Lung abscess · Pleural effusion · Empyema Other Pneumothorax · Hemothorax · Hemopneumothorax · Mendelson's syndrome · Respiratory failure · Atelectasis · Mediastinal emphysema · Mediastinitis see also congenital ( Q30–Q34, 748)
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