Silo-fillers disease

silo-filler's disease

(Science: chest medicine) A pneumonia or bronchiolitis caused by inhalation of nitrogen dioxide released by fresh silage.

In its acute form it can cause death due to pulmonary oedema, often delayed for 1-4 hours after exposure.

It can also produce a subacute or chronic proliferative pulmonary disease or bronchiolitis obliterans.

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