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Sick Building Syndrome
MeSH HeadingSick Building Syndrome
Tree NumberC20.543.312.750
Tree NumberC21.223.750
Annotationcoord IM with specific manifest if pertinent (IM)
Scope NoteA 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)
Allowable QualifiersBL CF CI CL CN CO DH DI DT EC EH EM EN EP ET GE HI IM ME MI MO NU PA PC PP PS PX RA RH RI RT SU TH UR US VE VI
Previous Indexing Air Pollution, Indoor (1992-1995)
Previous Indexing Environmental Exposure (1990-1991)
Previous Indexing Occupational Diseases (1984-1989)
Online Noteuse AIR POLLUTION, INDOOR to search SICK BUILDING SYNDROME 1992-95; use ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE 1990-91
History Note96; was see AIR POLLUTION, INDOOR 1992-95, was see ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE 1990-91
Date of Entry19941227
Unique IDD018877


MeSH Tree Structures

 
Immune System Diseases [C20]
   Hypersensitivity [C20.543]
      Environmental Illness [C20.543.312]
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity [C20.543.312.500]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeSick Building Syndrome [C20.543.312.750]

 
Disorders of Environmental Origin [C21]
   Environmental Illness [C21.223]
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity [C21.223.500]
Arrow pointing to current tree nodeSick Building Syndrome [C21.223.750]

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