Occupational Asthma Reference

Walters GI, Trotter 2, Sinha B, Richmond Z, Burge PS, Biopsy-proven hypersensitivity pneumonitis caused by a fluorocarbon waterproofing spray., Occup Med, 2017;67:308-310,http://doi: 10.1093/occmed/kqx039

Keywords: EAA, HP, UK, cr, waterproofing spray, PTFE, histology, Guardsman spray, waterproof,

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Simon Trotter, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital Simon Trotter

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We present the case of a 35-year-old male who developed a chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) following inhalational exposure to a fluorocarbon waterproofing aerosol spray, caused by his work for an upholstery and soft furnishings retailer. This is the first case report from inhalational fluorocarbon exposure with histological evidence of chronic HP. This is then discussed in the context of previous reports of interstitial lung disease and lung injury, caused by similar occupational and non-occupational exposures.

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This case report of HP due to a waterproofing spray is unlike other reports with acute pneumonitis following a single exposure. This man was daily exposed spraying leather furniture

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