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Organic Dust Toxic Syndrome (ODTS)

Purpose:

To evaluate a worker with respiratory symptoms for the diagnosis of organic dust toxic syndrome (ODTS).

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pulmonology & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

J66.8

Description:

The Organic Dust Toxic Syndrome (ODTS) is a febrile respiratory illness associated with exposure to organic dust with fungal hyphae or spores, such as moldy silage or hay. It is nonallergic and noninfectious. It needs to be differentiated from farmer's lung and other forms of hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

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