Disease/Syndrome

Humidifier fever

Category

Acute Poisoning

Acute/Chronic

Acute-Moderate

Comments

Symptoms: flu-like illness; Signs: leukocytosis; normal chest x-ray; Onset after exposure: 4-8 hours; Heavy exposure to: bioaerosols from air conditioning and humidifier systems; Resolution: spontaneously within two to three days; Comments: associated with stagnant water and forced-air ventilation systems; [Rom, p. 406-8]

Latency/Incubation

4 to 8 hours

Diagnostic

Clinical

ICD-9 Code

495.9

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