It is not uncommon for hypersensitivity pneumonitis to go undiagnosed because the initial symptoms are similar to a cold. Workers will sometimes decide to “tough it out” instead of going to the doctor. When they do, sometimes it is hard to diagnosis because it is a granulomatous disease, which often has radiologically normal tests.
Among cutting fluid diseases, hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP) is a condition that involves the chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by an allergic reaction to inhalation of the cutting fluid mist. Symptoms of HP include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Chronic cough
- Unexplained weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Pulmonary fibrosis (permanent scarring and thickening of the lungs)
Pulmonary fibrosis can develop in severe or untreated cases of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and can lead to serious and sometimes fatal health complications such as heart failure, lung failure, or even death.
Risk factors for cutting fluid diseases and hypersensitivity pneumonitis involve manufacturing workers who are exposed to metalworking fluids and already have other chest conditions such as asthma, bronchitis or pneumonia.
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- Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis Lawsuits
- Cutting Fluid Disease Lawsuits
- Cutting Fluids in the Workplace
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