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Byssinosis Summary

Description: A condition of BRONCHOCONSTRICTION resulting from hypersensitive reaction to inhaled dust during the initial processing of cotton, flax, or hemp in the textile industry. Symptoms include wheezing and tightness in the chest.

Also Known As: Brown Lung; Brown Lung Disease; Brown Lung Diseases; Brown Lungs; Byssinoses

Networked: 74 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 13 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Byssinosis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Antigens : 3 studies in 8 results : IBA
  2. Histamine (Histamine Dihydrochloride) : 2 studies in 8 results : FDA 1
  3. Arachidonic Acid (Vitamin F) : 2 studies in 2 results : IBA
  4. Benzene (Benzole) : 2 studies in 2 results : IBA
  5. Amines : 2 studies in 2 results : IBA
  6. Endotoxins : 1 study in 6 results : IBA
  7. Immunoglobulins (Immunoglobulin) : 1 study in 4 results : IBA
  8. Serotonin (5 Hydroxytryptamine) : 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  9. Proanthocyanidins (Procyanidins) : 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  10. Interleukin-8 (Interleukin 8) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Byssinosis

  1. Silicosis
  2. Poisoning
  3. Immediate Hypersensitivity
  4. Fever (Fevers)
  5. Bronchitis
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Key Therapies for Byssinosis

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  1. Bandages (Bandage) : 1 study in 1 result
  2. Nephrectomy : 1 result
  3. Spinal Anesthesia : 1 result

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