Bagassosis, an interstitial lung disease, is a type of hypersensitivity pneumonitis attributed to exposure to moldy molasses bagasse12
- 1 Signs and symptoms
- 2 Cause
- 3 Prevention
- 4 History
- 5 References
Signs and symptomsedit
Some symptoms and signs of Bagassosis include breathlessness, cough, haemoptysis, slight fever Acute diffuse bronchiolitis may also occur An xray may show mottling of lungs or a shadow
Bagassosis has been shown to be due to a thermophilic actinomycetes for which the name thermoactinomycetes sacchari was suggested
The following are precautionary measures that can be taken to avoid the spread of bagassosis:
- Dust control-prevention /suppression of dust such as wet process, enclosed apparatus, exhaust ventilation etc should be used
- Personal protection- masks/ respirators
- Medical control- initial medical examination & periodical checkups of workers
- Bagasse control- keep moisture content above 20% and spray bagasse with 2% propionic acid3
Bagassosis was first reported in India by Ganguly and Pal in 1955, in a cardboard manufacturing plant near Kolkata India has a large canesugar industry The sugarcane fibre which, until recently, went to waste, is now utilised in the manufacture of cardboard, paper and rayon
- ^ Hur, T; Cheng KC; Yang GY October 1994 "Hypersensitivity pneumonitis: bagassosis" Gaoxiong Yi Xue Ke Xue Za Zhi 10 10: 558–564 PMID 7807612
- ^ Ueda A, Aoyama K, Ueda T, et al July 1992 "Recent trends in bagassosis in Japan" Br J Ind Med 49 7: 499–506 PMC 1039272 PMID 1637710 doi:101136/oem497499
- ^ Park's textbook of preventive & social medicine 21st edition page-747
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