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Table 1 General and occupational characteristics of the subjects sample

From: Working with argan cake: a new etiology for hypersensitivity pneumonitis

Cases Gender (age) Tobacco status Domestic argan exposure Workstation First exposure to argan Frequency of exposure to argan granule Last exposure to argan Complaints suggestive of HP Onset and duration of complaints suggestive of HP
1 Male (35) S No production operator 2006 monthly previous month flu-like syndrome Early evening and for several hours
2 Male (28) FS No production operator 2008 monthly previous month flu-like syndrome Early evening and for several hours
3 Male (35) FS No production operator 2007 monthly previous month flu-like syndrome Early evening and for several hours
4 Male (39) FS No production (foreman) 2007 monthly previous month flu-like syndrome Early evening and for several hours
5 Male (30) S No production operator 2007 occasionally previous month No /
6 Male (35) S No production operator 2007 monthly previous month No /
7 Male (45) S No “powder” workshop 2006 occasionally previous month No /
8 Female (40) NS No packaging 2007 monthly previous month No /
9 Male (34) NS No production operator 2006 occasionally previous month flu-like syndrome Early evening and for several hours
  1. S = Smoker; FS = Former smoker; NS = Non smoker.
  2. Flu-like syndrome: myalgia, asthenia, fever, chest tightness.