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Disease Sick Building Syndrome

Name Sick Building Syndrome
Synonyms Sick House Syndrome | Syndrome, Sick Building | Syndrome, Sick House | Syndromes, Sick House
Definition A group of symptoms that are two- to three-fold more common in those who work in large, energy-efficient buildings, associated with an increased frequency of headaches, lethargy, and dry skin. Clinical manifestations include hypersensitivity pneumonitis (ALVEOLITIS, EXTRINSIC ALLERGIC); allergic rhinitis (RHINITIS, ALLERGIC, PERENNIAL); ASTHMA; infections, skin eruptions, and mucous membrane irritation syndromes. Current usage tends to be less restrictive with regard to the type of building and delineation of complaints. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)
Categories Environmental origin disorders | Immune system disease
MeSH® ID D018877
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