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Other namesCorkhandler's disease, corkworker's lung
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Cork workers are susceptible to suberosis from breathing in cork dust.
SpecialtyInfectious disease, respirology

Suberosis is a type of hypersensitivity pneumonitis usually caused by the fungus Penicillium glabrum (formerly called Penicillium frequentans) from exposure to moldy cork dust.[1][2] Chrysonilia sitophilia, Aspergillus fumigatus, uncontaminated cork dust, and Mucor macedo may also have significant roles in the pathogenesis of the disease.[1]


Cork is often harvested from the cork oak (Quercus suber) and stored in slabs in a hot and humid environment until covered in mold.[1] Cork workers may be exposed to organic dusts in this process, leading to this disease.[1]


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Vinte-e-Um Mendes first reported respiratory disease in Portuguese cork workers in 1947 at the Portuguese Medical Reunion.[1] Cancella d'Abreu first described the disease in 1955.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e J-F. Cordier (December 2011). European Respiratory Monograph 54: Orphan Lung Diseases. European Respiratory Society. p. 304. ISBN 978-1-84984-014-9. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b Morell, F.; Roger, A.; Cruz, M. J.; Muñoz, X.; Rodrigo, M. J. (2003). "Suberosis: Clinical study and new etiologic agents in a series of eight patients". Chest. 124 (3): 1145–1152. doi:10.1378/chest.124.3.1145. PMID 12970049.

Further reading

  • Cancella de Abreu, LC (1955) On a special kind of pneumoconiosis: the suberosis [in Portuguese]. Med Contemp 73,235-243
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