silo filler's lung


silo filler's lung
a rare type of acute bronchiolitis fibrosa obliterans affecting individuals who inhale high levels of nitrogen oxides, particularly nitrogen dioxide, while working in recently filled silos; death may occur from 1. pulmonary edema. Called also silo filler's disease.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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