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Abstract or Description

Asthma, chronic bronchitis and COPD are common adverse respiratory health effects among persons exposed to agriculture organic dust work environments.

  • Occupational inhalant exposures have been increasingly associated with the risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease development, particularly among males. Agriculture workers have increased risk of RA and generalized bone disease.
  • Chronic lung disease is associated with production of characteristic autoantibodies associated with RA (e.g.anti-citrullinated antibodies), even in absence of RA disease.
  • The mechanistic link between pulmonary inflammation and arthritis (and vice versa) remains poorly understood. Animal models are lacking.

Publication Date

2021

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Medical Education

The Induction of Autoimmune Arthritis and Sex differences in Mice Impact the Lung Inflammatory Response to Repetitive Inhalant Organic Dust Extract Exposures

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