Pulmonary interstitial fibrosis with evidence of aflatoxin B1 in lung tissue

J Toxicol Environ Health. 1986;18(1):153-7. doi: 10.1080/15287398609530856.


Three cases of pulmonary interstitial fibrosis, two in agricultural workers and one in a textile worker, are reported. In lung samples of all three patients the presence of aflatoxin B1 was demonstrated by radioimmunoassay (RIA). A possible occupational risk of aflatoxin exposure via the respiratory tract is suggested.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aflatoxin B1
  • Aflatoxins / analysis*
  • Agricultural Workers' Diseases / pathology
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lung / pathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Occupational Diseases / pathology*
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis / chemically induced
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis / pathology*
  • Textiles


  • Aflatoxins
  • Aflatoxin B1