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Λεξικό .. thermophilic Actinomycetes

Actinomycetes, thermophilic, Θερμοφυλικοί Ακτινομύκητες: They are the main sources of antigen in several classic forms of allergic alveolitis. Actinomycetes possess a potent immunological adjuvant activity. (See alveolitis, allergic; pigeon breeder's disease).  Farmer's lung is caused by the allergic reaction to inhalation of thermophilic actinomycetes.

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Γκέλης Ν.Δ. - Λεξικό Αλλεργίας - Εκδόσεις ΒΕΛΛΕΡOΦΟΝΤΗΣ - Κόρινθος 2013

Gelis Ν.D. - Dictionary of Allergies - VELLEROFONTIS Publications - Corinth 2013