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Farmers lung

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Farmers lung

(Science: chest medicine) type III hypersensitivity response to Micropolyspora faeni, a thermophilic bacterium found in mouldy hay. Alveolitis caused by an allergic reaction to fungal spores in the dust that is inhaled from moldy hay.A condition brought about by fungal spores present in hay which is inhaled into the lungs, which results in lesions of the tissue. The condition is not limited to farmers, but as it occurs most commonly in those who work in a farm environment, hence the t.