A form of sick building syndrome that usually develops on Monday or the first workday of the week.
The hallmark of the disease is the sudden onset of fever. Other features may include muscle aches and pains and mild shortness of breath.
Humidifier fever can be caused by a number of different agents including amebas, bacteria, and fungi that may live in the moist environment of an humidifier.
Humidifier fever typically resolves once the patient is no longer exposed to the causative agent coming from the humidifier.
In medicine, a fluid or semifluid substance. For example, the aqueous humor is the fluid normally present in the anterior chamber of the eye, between the cornea and the iris.
- Humor, aqueous
The fluid, continually produced by the ciliary body, that is normally present in the anterior chamber of the eye, between the cornea and the iris.
Pertaining to elements in the blood or other body fluids.
An ancient theory holding that health came from balance between the bodily liquids termed humors. Disease was thought to arise when imbalance occurred between the humors. The humors were phlegm (water), blood, gall (black bile, thought to be secreted by the kidneys and spleen), and choler (yellow bile secreted by the liver). The humoral theory […]
Phlegm (water) Blood Gall (black bile thought to be secreted by the kidneys and spleen) Choler (yellow bile secreted by the liver) The humoral theory (also called humoralism was devised well before Hippocrates (c.460-c.375 BC). It was not definitively demolished until Rudolf Virchow published his formative book, Cellularpathologie, in 1858 that laid out the cellular […]