Disease/Syndrome

Mill fever

Category

Acute Poisoning

Acute/Chronic

Acute-Moderate

Synonyms

Cardroom fever; Heckling fever; Mattress fever

Comments

Symptoms: flu-like illness with rhinitis; Signs: leukocytosis; normal chest x-ray; Onset after exposure; 1-6 hours; Heavy exposure to: dusts of cotton, flax, soft hemp, or kapok; Resolution: few hours to few days; Comments: A common etiology is suspected for mill fever and byssinosis: plant dusts contaminated with gram-negative endotoxins; [Rom, p. 410]

Latency/Incubation

1 to 6 hours

Diagnostic

History

ICD-9 Code

495.9

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