Mycobacterial aerosols and respiratory disease

dc.contributor.authorFalkinham, Joseph O. IIIen
dc.contributor.departmentBiological Sciencesen
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-20T19:16:47Zen
dc.date.available2019-08-20T19:16:47Zen
dc.date.issued2003-07en
dc.description.abstractEnvironmental opportunistic mycobacteria, including Mycobacterium avium, M. terrae, and the new species M. immunogenum, have been implicated in outbreaks of hypersensitivity pneumonitis or respiratory problems in a wide variety of settings. One common feature of the outbreaks has been exposure to aerosols. Aerosols have been generated from metalworking fluid during machining and grinding operations as well as from indoor swimming pools, hot tubs, and water-damaged buildings. Environmental opportunistic mycobacteria are present in drinking water, resistant to disinfection, able to provoke inflammatory reactions, and readily aerosolized. In all outbreaks, the water sources of the aerosols were disinfected. Disinfection may select for the predominance and growth of mycobacteria. Therefore, mycobacteria may be responsible, in part, for many outbreaks of hypersensitivity pneumonitis and other respiratory problems in the workplace and home.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3201/eid0907.020415en
dc.identifier.eissn1080-6059en
dc.identifier.issn1080-6040en
dc.identifier.issue7en
dc.identifier.pmid12890314en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/93194en
dc.identifier.volume9en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsCreative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedicationen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/en
dc.subjecthypersensitivity pneumonitisen
dc.subjectnontuberculous mycobacteriaen
dc.subjectpathogenic mycobacteriaen
dc.subjectmetalworking fluidsen
dc.subjectnatural-watersen
dc.subjectavium complexen
dc.subjectintracellulareen
dc.subjectinfectionen
dc.subjectexposureen
dc.subjectsusceptibilityen
dc.titleMycobacterial aerosols and respiratory diseaseen
dc.title.serialEmerging Infectious Diseasesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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