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NOV 08, 2013 - Huffington Post

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'Saxophone Lung' Developed By Man Who Didn't Clean His Clarinet For More Than 30 Years

Here's a public service announcement for anyone who plays a woodwind, such as a clarinet or saxophone: Clean your instrument! A case study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows that it's possible to develop allergic pulmonary disease, known as "Saxophone Lung," in response to the mold that collects over time in woodwind instruments. Saxophone Lung is really a type of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, which is the inflammation of the lung tissue, according to the Mayo Clinic. The case study detailed a man who was coughing and wheezing ... Read More

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